I feel privileged to be both a staff member and a student on the CASO consortium project. During our 4th CASO staff meeting, I was able to fully immerse myself into the role of staff member, without specific student responsibilities and tasks. Its been a great week, and in my opinion, work package 2.2s best staff meeting week yet. We defined clear objectives for the week and ran with it. We spent time critically analysing our first pilot, to make adjustments for our second pilot study which will start in September – and we are eagerly working to meet this deadline. Working in a group of multicultural “peoples”, interdisciplinary and different personality types pulls me to the quote, it is in our differences that we find strength!
Myself and Chris, from CPUT, Sports Management Dept gained a new colleague to join our CASO Work Package 2.2 team at our 4th staff meeting. Etienne Joubert, being a “newbie” to the project, was able to gain valuable insight into the entire consortium and the aims and objectives of all the work packages.
We all specialise and are passionate about physical activity and once again, were reminded of the importance of using activity as a tool to help children have improved health/wellness on a holistic level. We are currently busy monitoring the internship part of our Work package 2.2 Pilot 1 program and evaluating students through assignments they have been given via a Logbook myself, Chris and Etienne developed. The internship program is taking place in resource poor communities in Cape Town. Our European students are hard at work and making a difference in the lives of the children and the communities. We are looking forward to their feedback once their internship has come to an end and will use this information to adjust the Logbook and internship program for the next Pilot… Onwards and upwards!
Wriiten By Teneille Venter (Voke)