Football 4 Peace (F4) and University of Brighton representatives attended The Commonwealth Secretariat celebration of the second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change.
On 30 January over 120 students from schools and colleges, both local and from London, visited the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus for the second annual Value of Sport Conference.
The day started with a talk about applying to university and general student life given by University of Brighton student ambassadors. The students were then taken on a tour of the campus.
Staff and students (past and present) attended a workshop on values in Sport, organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organistaion (UNESCO) at their Headquarters in Paris, France.
The event brought together leaders from the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Association and International Fair Play Committee to work alongside various representatives and teachers already using sport and physical education to teach values to children.
John Sugden, Professor of Sociology at the University of Brighton and Director of Football 4 Peace International, spoke about sport-related interventions that have contributed to peace processes across the world at the University of Texas at Austin.
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