The project “Language through Exercise“ of the Adalbert-Stifter-School
Since 2010, the Dirk Nowitzki Foundations is helping the Adalbert-Stifter-School in Würzburg with the creation of a exercise room. The motto is 'What your head can do, your body can, too'. The project offers psycho-motor learning experience to children with special needs during class time: letters are physically traced, numbers are jumped as well as many other learning activities which contribute to an integrated learning experience. Many children fully experience their own bodies for the first time. They learn playfully about the reactions their behavior can cause in their fellow students. Specific language promotion teaches them how to solve problems with language which results in less conflicts. The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation finances the acquisition of sporting equipment and the paintwork of the exercise room. From this term the staff fee for the speech therapist are being covered as well.