Anne Oldengarm
Ambassador

Anne Oldengarm

Munich, Germany

Founder of VoimaKids. My background is in physiotherapy, sports science and early childhood education. I am endlessly curious about the link between physical activity and learning.

Hi, I am Anne. I live in Munich, Germany but my roots are deep in Finnish forests. 

As a child I was learning to move and moving to learn surrounded by beautiful and clean nature. This led me to see movement and physical activity as a natural part of daily life as well as in a larger context as an amazing learning and teaching tool. After a long journey in physiotherapy, sport science and early childhood education I founded VoimaKids with an aim to enhance children's well-being and joy of lifelong learning. I believe that strong and healthy behavioural foundations for later life are formed in early childhood.

Currently, I execute lessons designed to improve gross motor skills of early learners. In addition I help educators to implement physically active learning methods and environments in order to increase physical activity and reduce sitting during the day. 

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I am happy to join the community of like-minded people. I see community as a power that moves us forward. Collaboration is the key to driving change and awareness. 

How can education support students to flourish?

I see that student well-being lays foundation for effective learning and education plays a major role on this. But can students flourish if their teachers aren't? I think that we should see teachers own well-being as a professional priority and through this we can support students to flourish. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

First of all, the word "Innovation" sounds something really big. Innovations need time and patience to have an impact. I think it is a process where even a smallest thing can grow, be supportive to other ideas and get the ball rolling. 

In education innovations aim to make positive changes and enhance the teaching and learning process.