KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association)

Interactive teaching package about football

The summer of 2017: the European Women’s Football Championship is held in the Netherlands for the first time. A good reason for talking football in the classroom. Football is a sport for everyone, but especially for girls. Together with teachers, children, professional and amateur football players, DST developed an interactive teaching package called Kicken! for the Royal Dutch Football Association, which is suitable for all grades of primary school. A teaching package bursting with fun, and encouraging children to have (more) physical exercise.

Football for everyone

 

Kicken! helps teachers raise all aspects of football in the classroom. The relationship between exercise, good nutrition and health, for example. But also the importance of supporting one another, the various functions of team members and the importance of working together. The emphasis in Kicken! is always on football as a team sport, where it is all about playing together and having fun together. Thanks to this approach, Kicken! is also interesting for students (and teachers) who do not get excited at first, when they hear the word ‘football’.

 

 

Festive kick-off

On 31 January 2017, the new teaching materials were festively kicked off at De Griffioen elementary school in Prinsenbeek. The event generated generous press coverage in the nationwide (audio-visual) media as well as in media that are relevant to the target group (educational journals, etc.). Order the teaching materials free of charge at www.lespakketkicken.nl

 

Dutch National Bank

Visitors centre

The Dutch National Bank seized the opportunity of moving its visitors centre for a complete overhaul. A radical change: for the first time in history, the bank opened it doors for the general public. The existing educational programme (for group visits) was also changed and the capacity doubled in numbers. DST signed for the concept, design and content, and took care of the construction in partnership with Bruns. Queen Máxima opened the DNB visitors centre on 22 September 2015.

For the first time the bank opened its doors to the general public.

Experience cash

Central to the new visitors centre is the experience of the DNB tasks. Quite frankly, not exactly a high-interest topic for visitors. At the level of abstraction on which DNB operates, it is mostly tough and complex. In co-creation with the target groups, content experts and guides, DST developed a competitive programme for group visits, with the focus on interaction between visitors and guides. Bilingual, layered, multimedia and balanced. For example, complex issues such as macroeconomic policy, financial supervision and international money transfers are made understandable, interesting and even fun to visitors. For a class of 16-year-old secondary school students as well as for a group of adults with some knowledge of financial matters.

Colourful history

The ground floor was set up for the general public As well as elements of the group visit programme, also exhibits about the colourful history of money (the National Numismatic Collection), the DNB gold reserves, and the Europe-wide nature of the duties of DNB. Here, too, everything revolves around learning via self-discovery, layering and a wide choice of media.

Visit the ground floor of the DNB Visitors centre (1 Sarphatistraat, Amsterdam) admission-free on weekdays between 9am and 5pm. The educational programme on the first floor is available for groups by prior arrangement.

Fonds Gehandicaptensport

Digital teaching materials

In primary education, making students aware what it is like to live with a disability, is an important theme, according to many teachers. That is the reason why DST, in close consultation with teachers and students, and commissioned by the Fonds Gehandicaptensport (Disabled sports Fund), put together a package of practical digital teaching materials about sports with disabilities.

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How do you learn something about life with a disability? By experiencing it yourself.

Experience a disability first-hand

The package (for grades 7 and 8) is packed with leads and teaching ideas for themed lessons for both classroom and gym. That is because the best way for kids to learn what it means to live with a disability is to experience the consequences themselves and share that experience with classmates. The teaching materials are designed to support and build on existing initiatives of the fund, such as (s)Cool on Wheels.