School boards or school districts who decide to start SAFE in SCHOOLS programs in several - or all - of their schools will not only open the door for each school to create - or reinforce - a Positive School Climate. All schools involved in the program will also have great opportunities to inter-connect. They can share the unfolding of the program; from the challenges and creative solutions to the many, many exciting accomplishments. A "best practices" exchange will naturally develop between all schools, while at the same time each school - and the way the SAFE program develops in it - stays unique. The project offers a great possibility to create a SAFE in SCHOOLBOARD/DISTRICT web site, showcasing the projects in all schools (see Leadership Programs).
We offer an efficient Kick Start formula that includes:
1. A two day training for a number of chosen leadership students from each school (PFIT's: Player/Facilitators In Training) and the staff members who will be supervising the program (teachers, supporting staff, volonteer parents). This PF Course includes very basic sports psychology/art education elements, the ABC's of a variety of circus arts & street games, exploring the use of music for SAFE playshops (calming, energizing, focus inspiring, feel gòòòd.....), combining certain SAFE playshops (i.e. a percussion playshop next to a social circus session) and more.
Furthermore we explore in small interest groups:
* how to transfer the benefits of SAFE playshops to teambuilding in other domains
* how to organize fundraisers in efficient ways
* how to experience performances/shows in a stressless way
* how to use the multimedia for promoting the SAFE Method , documenting skills and connecting between schools
2 After the training, we will spend one morning or afternoon in each school to get the program started. We will introduce the program in each school with a Show & Playshop (see Individual Schools) by our SAFE Player/Facilitators and a group of selected PFIT’s from the two-day training, to all other potential future PFIT’s of each school, often coming from a leadership program already in place in the school and/or from a program for the special needs sudents.
The 2-day training can take place in a gymnasium and a classroom of one of your schools.
We will consult each school about selecting the PFIT's and their supervisors and help them prepare for this exciting program!