Ada College of Education Organizes RIGHT TO PLAY Workshop for Partner Schools
Ada College of Education had organized a 3-Day RIGHT TO PLAY workshop for its partner schools which was sponsored by Right To Play Organization, from 13th -15th October, 2021. Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play; playing sports, playing games- to educate and empower children facing adversity.
The workshop was attended by thirty-three (33) participants; eighteen (18) females and fifteen (15) males, from the College’s Partner Schools. These include:
- Ada Foah D/A Basic School
- Ada Foah Methodist Basic School
- Ada Foah R/C Basic School
- Ada Foah Presby Basic School
- Azizanya Basic School
- Totimekofe Basic School
- Luhuese Basic School
- Big Ada D/ A Basic School
- Big Ada Methodist Primary School
- Big Ada Presby Basic School
- Gorm Basic School
Two (2) representatives of Supervision/School Improvement Support Officer (SISO) from Ada East GES Directorate were in attendance.
Members of the training team were:
Ms. Eunice Osei-Asibey – Right To Play Coordinator (Host), Facilitator
Mr. Peter Narh Sappor —STS Coordinator
Mr. Alfred Doh Nukpetsi — Facilitator
Ms. Rose Srem-Sai — Facilitator
Supporting Training Team
The RTP Coordinator welcomed all participants and took them through RTP’s mission; “Right To Play’s mission is to use sports and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities”.
She touched on the vision as well that “ It is to create a healthy and safe world through the power of sports and play “.
She briefly explained what Right To Play does by saying emphatically that “ Right To Play helps children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact through sports and games .
It also improves academic performance by using games as a tool for education, fostering physical, cognitive and social development.
It promotes a study of playful integrated pedagogies that foster children’s holistic skill development especially in the primary school classroom; learning through play at school”.
Furthermore, she elaborated on the purpose of the workshop.
- To familiarize ourselves with ADACoE Partner School Teachers
- To enable ADACoE Partner School Teachers focus on Learner-Centered Approach.
- To encourage ADACoE Partner School Teachers help pupils learn through play.
Participants were taken through the following topics:
-Play-Based Leaning and Core Competencies
-Purposeful Play: The RCA Methodology
– Learning through Play
– Play for Learning Outcome
– Facilitation Skills
– Safe School Programme
-Holistic Child’s Development
– Creating a Positive Learning Environment
– Positive Discipline Tool Kit
-Gender Equity for Positive Learning Environment.
– National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA)
Moreover, it was heartwarming to see Facilitators take participants through some interesting games and plays such as:
-My left is Empty
-Hawk and Hen
– Build-a- Word, Build a Phrase, Build a Clause and Build a Sentence.
-Up , Beside and Under
– I’m Searching, l’m Searching
The games were highly competitive which generated a lot of fun.
Again, participants were fortunate to learn some educative songs and rhymes as the facilitations unfolded.
- Oh! You’re Welcome
- Anasewia s3 wia, Anasewia s3 wia”
- Obiara wo wu no Kwasiada wonkutu”
- Woa woa woa (Name) wora ee wora”
Learners had much time for Presentation/ Praticuum to demonstrate and unveil the knowledge they had acquired from the workshop. They were able to spearhead lessons amidst games and fun to allow full participation among peers during Peer Teaching. It was so spectacular to see them (Leaners) very active.
The procedures of teaching and learning exhibited by learners sent signals to Facilitators that participants had acquired the needed skills they had expected from them.
This act also gave Facilitators much relief that they would practice same in their schools after the workshop.
There were enough Teaching and Learning Resources ( TLMs) to use before, during and after facilitation.
The RTP Coordinator, Ms Eunice Osei – Asibey and the STS Coordinator, Mr Peter Narh Sappor thanked the participants for their cooperation.
Finally, the RTP Coordinator distributed TLMs to all the participants to be sent to their various schools for further facilitation and usage. Some of these materials were:
Sets of Rule
Boxes of Permanent Marker
Boxes of Temporary Marker
Sets of Scissors
Sets of Crayons
Sets of Fine glue
Packets of Straw
Sets of Football
Skipping Ropes and others
The Management of Ada College of Education registered its warm gratefulness to the Right To Play Organization.