22-12-2019

Global Montessori Games, connecting people through sport, education and shared culture

The organizers of the Global Montessori Games, Jeroen Gremmen, Roelant Wijngaards and Aiden Bloodworth, met at the Montessori Europe conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2018, while attending the MMUN Workshop. The idea was to bring together Montessori schools from around the world for a sport for peace initiative that shares the Olympic vision of fun, friendship, solidarity and fair play. Since then, the idea grew, as did interest and participation, all culminating in the delivery of the first event in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 118 students and teachers, from 9 different countries, came together and shared a week of noncompetitive sport, cultural exchange and celebration of peace. It was a real success and the positive feedback from those involved has been overwhelming. It is only the beginning. Just a year after meeting and making all of this happen, we were invited to return to the Montessori Europe conference, this time in Dublin, Ireland, to share the results of our research. The interest in what we have done was amazing and we feel proud to have been given such a warm reception, while connecting with Montessorians from all over the world.The encouragement and interest that we have received has reassured us that our aims are both relevant and achievable and we look forward to connecting more Montessori students, teachers and professionals at future events.If you would like to know more about what we do, recent updates and future events, please visit our website you can find also information about the next GMG-Winter-version of these games in Norway in December 2020.

We hope that together, we can make a better and more peaceful world.

PEACE

Global Association of Montessori Education and Sport