Safe Fall-Safe Schools is an educational programme, based on judo (ukemis), methodologically developed through scientific research, to teach children how to fall safely and securely.
The World Health Organization (2021) points out that falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury and deaths worldwide. This figure comes from the 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention each year.
Faced with this problem of great social significance, and of great economic expense for all countries, the WHO launched the challenge of responding to this social problem with `prevention strategies should emphasize education, training, creating safer environments, prioritizing fall-related research and establishing effective policies to reduce risk’.
Institutions such as the European Judo Union and the University of Seville, together with eight other European universities, have reacted to this WHO call and believe that Safe Fall-Safe Schools can respond to the WHO challenge, in a coherent and objective manner. Therefore, they have joined forces to develop the Safe Fall-Safe Schools program and to bring judo, and its ukemis, closer to society, supporting the EJU motto that Judo is More than Sport.
In this sense, those who wish to participate are invited to the I SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND RESEARCH, SAFE FALL-SAFE SCHOOLS, JUDO UKEMI AT SCHOOL to be held in Eastbourne, UK, next February 11th and 12th, 2023. The seminar will be free, but you must register at the following link: https://forms.gle/ubkSA7wFCzzmtyQF9.
Author: Thea Cowen