Project for schools

Title: “Fourth Hour at School!”

The Asd Quartotempo offers workshops in Primary and Secondary Schools to promote the development of relationships between children with difficulties and other children in the classes.

“Quartotempo a Scuola” is a sports workshop that aims to enhance the relational skills of the pupils by placing them at the centre of proposals that create fun and new forms of relationships in the classroom. Play and sport are tools to get to know each other in a different way, to transform the dynamics of relationships in order to create well-being and facilitate inclusion, to see the mutual diversity as wealth through direct experiences, to acquire, reflect and give a constructive meaning to rules of play and coexistence.


  • primary school classes
  • secondary school classes of first degree
  • Secondary school classes


Psychomotricity, games, sports and body expression

  • Experimenting with diversity and working on relationships


  • September 2016 – June 2017
  • School location: Gymnasium, Large hall


number of hours of presentation and verification meetings with teachers

– 1 1-hour preliminary meeting between operators and teachers

– 1 meeting of 1 final hour of verification

– Willingness to activate in-progress verification meetings

number of laboratory hours with the class

– 6 meetings of 2 hours each during school hours


Analysis of the context of the intervention

Only rarely is sport at school perceived and used as a real educational and training tool capable of fully contributing to the development of the pupils’ personal, social and expressive abilities. Very often, in fact, we have a reductive vision of sport that conforms the idea of sport to the idea of sport performance. In this context, the workshop is intended to be an opportunity to strengthen the students’ relational resources and their capacity for self-determination. The game and sport, proposed by qualified people of ‘Asd Quartotempo Florence, in collaboration with teachers, will aim to offer all pupils significant experiences of relationship and knowledge of themselves and others.

General aims of the project

-Promoting an inclusive culture, valuing each other’s diversity

-Use sports games as a tool for growth and enhancement of the expressive and relational skills of all participants

-Create a climate of acceptance in which mutual knowledge among all participants is facilitated within a set of shared rules

-Open up proposals to encourage the development of the potential of pupils

-Contribute in a general sense to the psychophysical well-being of the students

Specific objectives

-Introduce students to new perceptual and motor sense experiences to improve their knowledge and control of their body

-Encourage the activation of experiences in which all young people can “get involved” and measure themselves in unusual relationships that can stimulate in them questions and moments of confrontation with themselves.

-Stimulate creativity and autonomy in the performance of physical activities, while respecting others and the rules in common

Contents of the intervention

The workshops will take place in school gyms or in large classrooms and will focus on play and its social, educational and educational value. The meetings in the gym will be preceded by a preliminary planning meeting with one or more teachers of reference. In the preliminary meeting, extreme attention will be paid to collecting all the elements necessary to have a specific picture of the characteristics of the pupils, of the relational dynamics active in the peer group and in the general sense of all the resources present in the class/school context on which to base the educational action of the sports laboratory. At that moment, the stages of the path to be followed will be shared and all those aspects that will be considered useful to allow the smooth running of the activity in relation to the specific objectives identified and according to the guidelines of the project will be examined in depth.

Meetings in the gym: each meeting will be opened and closed by a “circle of confrontation”, moments in which the children can first receive information on the activities and objectives of the morning and then compare with peers and adults regarding the feelings experienced during the meeting. Operators and teachers will be part of the circle, which will be conducted by the psychologist (always in the field) without forcing, but trying to stimulate the re-reading of the experience just lived and then move on to a phase of listening to each other.

After the initial circle there will be games, exercises, exercises, sports trials and games with the aim of achieving the project objectives. Each proposal will be modeled on the needs of the group and individuals, focusing on relationships and individual experience following the disturbances brought by new experiences.

From meeting to meeting the proposals will vary and also the objectives will be verified and possibly modified by virtue of the responses that will come from the participants and the relational dynamics that will be established. Teachers will be invited to participate and share the project step by step because the ultimate goal is to allow them to “exploit” the stimuli received from the project and use them throughout the rest of the school year.

In the final verification meeting, the path taken will be analysed and the achievement of the project objectives verified, in order to be able to use the stimuli received for subsequent work by the teachers.


The laboratory will be coordinated and supervised in every operational phase by a technical sports manager and a psychological and educational manager of Quartotempo. The first, in addition to taking care of the management of sports activities and the choice of proposals in synergy with the Education Manager, will coordinate the organizational and logistical aspects of the project. The second, always present in the gym, will take care of all the part relating to the specific educational design of each intervention (definition of the specific objectives of the interventions and strategies activated for the conduct of each laboratory) and the phases of monitoring and verification in progress and final.


1 meeting of 1h preliminary

6 meetings of 2 h in the gym

1 meeting of 1h of comparison and verification

Total hours: 14