Learning to Play Together, the initiative featured in this booklet, sought to introduce ethics and intercultural learning into physical education using Arigatou International’s Learning to Live Together programme as a foundation. It was launched in Greece in 2011 by Dr. Angeliki Aroni, a physical education teacher, with fifth grade students from the Elementary School of Intercultural Education in Faliro, Athens. Learning to Play Together provides alternatives to the often use of competitive games and sports in physical education and helps to promote mutual understanding and respect among youth living in multicultural societies.
In contexts of exclusion and discrimination that affect many immigrant and refugee children around the world, initiatives like Learning to Play Together can provide quality, inclusive, relevant and safe education for all.
This booklet is the second in our “Good Practices” series, which aims to share success stories of the implementation of Learning to Live Together ethics education programmes in various contexts and educational settings. The Learning to Live Together programme emerged from the initiative for ethics education for children and it was launched by Arigatou International and the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC). The Learning to Live Together Programme was developed in close cooperation with, and with the endorsement of, UNESCO and UNICEF.