Oslo City Game

Modules are discussed in the city game interactive applications that we implemented with the trainers of the central tigers club, where 300 young athletes aged 13 to 25 who live in the center of Oslo participate in physical activities. The needs of the target audience were met, according to feedback from participants of the Startnow+ project outputs. It was ensured that the participants met with useful and meaningful activities within the context of the city game. Students have gained a better understanding of what and why in the field of health, as well as experience with project outcomes.

Awareness was created about the importance of personal devices that measure indicators of our health during the Start now project´s City Game activity.

Information has been given on how to use tracking devices to measure and understand the indicators of our health. In addition the consequences of consuming the energy drinks were discussed and how important it is to check the content of the drinks. The modules that were covered are “Geeky Health” and “To Boost or not to Boost”. 

Young people that participated in the activity had learnt the new methods and how to understand better the health issues and how the body reacts to different external conditions.

4th International meeting – Norway

In mid-November, in winter and slightly festive Oslo, another meeting of partners under the Startnow + project took place. During the visit, we discussed the results of the August training for educators, developed the promotion of workshops for teachers and a city game that has already taken place in Poland, and is also to take place in Norway. An important point of the meeting was also the conversation about the mobile application, which will contain the main result of our project – modules of health education, which can be used in an easy and accessible way during lessons, extracurricular activities or during project work with young people. The meeting, although short, was very fruitful and motivating to work on the last (unfortunately) stage of the Startnow + project.

Join our city game in Opole! have fun and be healthy!

We are inviting youth with teachers to participate in our city game, which will be organised on 29th of October 2021 in Opole. The event aims to disseminate the results of our project and consists of 3 events for various groups:

  1. City Game for schools
  2. City Game for youth
  3. Coffee with EOG event

What is the game?

It is a great way to spend time actively with your peers, developing many skills such as teamwork, communication, creative thinking, time and task management.

What is the aim?

The aim of the activity is to familiarize young people with important issues related to health and to familiarize educators with non-formal methods of health education.

Come and play with us for health!

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Estimated duration: 60 min. without dissemination

Aims of this module: to acknowledge the importance of the personal appliances that measure indicators of our health; to shed the light on the possible effects of the measurements on our body; to teach the participants how to measure basic indicators manually and by using the electronic devices; to raise awareness among participants on the importance of regular physical activity.



Duration: 5-7 min.

Group size: Any

Materials: Clock counter, Printouts of the Infographic 1.

The facilitator brings attention of the participants and asks everyone to find an artery on the neck so that the participants feel the blood pumping. Then s/he starts the clock to tick for 15 seconds and everyone counts the heart beats. After 15 seconds, the participants will try the number of beats. Then facilitator requests the participants to hop for 30 seconds. Immediately after the exercise, participants shall find the artery and facilitator counts another 15 seconds and when the times goes out the participants write down the gathered heart rate. The two rates are compared and facilitator asks the participants to reflect on why there is the difference between them, within the group and with facilitator. S/he brings attention to the discrepancy in relation to the age and whether there are sportsmen in the room, also mentioning the table with the normal heart rates on still and after physical activity. The facilitator also explains the importance of measuring the heart rate for the health.

Hints for The Facilitator:

* Spot among the participants the ones who practices sport beforehand;

* Use different methods of measuring the heart rate (on the connection of arm to the palm or in the arm bend);

* Find the physical exercise to be implemented in accordance to the profile of the group.


“Stay active”

Duration: around 40 min.

Group size: around 25-30 people

Materials: Projector, videos with appliances to be presented, Infographic.

Facilitator presents the topic of the module – different devices and appliances that help us to measure and collect the data related to our health in daily life. S/he presents the different types of indicators like step counter, oxygen rate in the blood, ECG, blood pressure, floors climbed during the day etc. The facilitator gives some examples on devices (physically or over internet).

After that s/he splits the group into smaller groups of 5-6 participants. S/he gives the map of the places close to the school and asks to find them out. The groups shall use their mobile phones (preferably with the step counter) and have them ready when they arrive to the points.

On the spot, each group shall see the Infographic 1 with the table where everyone from the group shall write the number of the steps needed to reach the spot. They will also have to calculate the number of calories that were burnt during the short trip using the formula in the Infographic. After finishing the exercise, each group goes back to the classroom for evaluation.

Hints for The Facilitator:

  • Prepare and find the devices beforehand;
  • Find out the mobile apps available in your country for downloading from the AppStore and Google Play Store so that participants could use them during the activity;
  • Spot the places that are easy to find and at the same time at least 700-800 steps away from the classroom.


“Pros and Cons”

Duration: 15 min.

Group size: Any

Materials: Chalkboard.

The facilitator summarizes the knowledge participants had learnt during the lesson and the value of wearable devices: location tracking, health and activity tracking, education and entertainment. S/he also mentions the downside of wearable devices like poor security and privacy concerns.

The facilitator underlines the following topics at the end of the lesson:

  • Prevention of diseases and maintenance of health like fall identification and prevention;
  • Physical activity and interaction monitoring,
  • Mental status monitoring,
  • Sports medicine,
  • Weight control and monitoring,
  • Public education

At the end, the participants shall make reflections on the importance, advantages and disadvantages for themselves. They shall also think of the application of these devices by people of different age and where else the devices could be applied.

Hints for The Facilitator:

  • Encourage participants to define the most suitable appliances by using examples
  • Ensure the participants to grab the both sides (pluses and minuses).


Home activity “Track your health”

Duration: 2 weeks

Group size: Any

Materials: Computer, internet.

The participants will be asked to measure the data each day (steps, heart rate, blood pressure). The special stress should be made to the measurements during the physical activity (if any). Each participant shall fill in the table with the results (similar to the Infographic 1) and calculates the number of calories and fats burnt during the activity and after 2 weeks by help of the teacher each participant will have to prepare a graph showing the change in the data during the previous weeks. The participants will reflect in the classroom on importance of staying physical activity and how the appliances had helped them to follow up their health condition.

Hints for The Facilitator:

  • During the two weeks remind the participants to fill out the table – ask them to show you the table with the data.
  • Help the participants in preparation of the graphs using Excel or similar tools.
  • The graphs could be shared on social media.
  • Participants can also start campaign for bringing attention to the issue by setting the goals (for example, the total amount of steps achieved by the class, number of calories etc.)