Euro In2Play – Altering Attitudes= 11th – 17th February, 2008


organised by  Dynamix ( to Stackpole, Pembrokeshire,




     The general topic of the training was “Altering Attitudes”!  It sounds maybe a little too serious, too austere, but the entire atmosphere was a “serious fun”, as those from Dynamix like to say it, seaside breeze and delicious food. The accommodation and the surroundings were perfect for these activities: we forgot about the noise and the toil of cities, everything was inviting us to relax, to breathe fresh air, to play and smile. 

  First of all do we need anything to play? Yes, but not too much… 
                 Proper conditions (a secure and safe space), ideas and desire to play…  At Stackpole we even had more than that!
                 The main objectives were: to make us understand and feel the discrimination concept, so that, in the future, to be able to set up training sessions,  to deal with conflicts, to overcome skeptical attitudes,  adapt different games for these situations and of course  improve the social level. 
                 No sooner had   the trainers gave us some utensils to play, then we invented our own games.  Many, many accessories: papers, colors, clay for sculpting each other’s portrait with the eyes closed, musical instruments, parachute, Earth ball (huge), joggling balls, monocycle and many others things used in circus activities.
 The language and age barriers were completely melt, everyone was encouraged to speak and every opinion was very important for all of us. We had also many group activities, brainstorming, debates.  Even if at the beginning some the participants were a little bit shy, day by day we all became more courageous, able to discover ourselves, willing to open our souls and trust everyone there. 
                  I cannot say in words what I feel. It was just great!    

Trainingul din


s-a numit “Altering Attitudes” (Atitudini Discriminatorii).

Poate suna putin cam sumbru, dar idea era sa rezolvam lucruri serioase printr-o atitudine destinsa, vesela. La aceasta s-a adaugat mancarea delicioasa, mirosul oceanului. Totul te invita sa respiri aerul curat,  sa te relaxezi, sa te joci si sa zambesti.

Avem nevoie de ceva ca sa ne jucam? Da, dar nu de foarte multe.  Conditiile obligatorii pentru joaca( spatiu sigur),  idei si dorinta de a face acivitatea preferata a celor mici.

                 Primul obiectiv al programului a fost sa ne faca sa vedem cum e sa fii o persoana discriminata, sa intelegem cauzele si tipurile de discriminare, dar si posibilele solutii. 
Cel de-al doilea scop era ca  in viitor sa putem organiza noi insine sesiuni de training, sa putem rezolva conflicte, sa depasim atitudinile sceptice, sa adaptam jocuri la diferite situatii si bineinteles sa imbunatatim nivelul social. 
                 Imediat ce Iain si Ben ne dadeau cateva ustensile sa ne jucam, noi inventam propriile noastre jocuri. Astfel am realizat activitatile porpuse de ei, dar si cele propuse de noi.  Multe multe accesorii: hartie, culori, lut, instrumente muzicale, parasuta, Globul, mingi pt a jongla, si multe altele folosite in lumea circului. 
                 Diferentele de limba sau de varsta au fost topite in totalitate, toata lumea a fost incurajata sa vorbeasca si toate opiniile erau foarte valoroase. Am avut multe activitati de grup, brainstorming, dezbateri. Chiar daca la inceput unii se aratau putin timizi, in timp au deveni mai curajosi, ajungand chiar in faza cand isi doreau sa spuna ce au pe suflet, sa impartaseasca din experienta sau problemele pe care le-au trait, avand maxima incredere in sfaturile si confidentialitatea celorlalti. 
                 Nu pot exprima in cuvinte ce simt. A fost superb!
 Andreea Chifu

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