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Dana Gavriněvová

Physical Education

Dana was born in Klatovy in West Bohemia. She graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports at Charles University with a teacher’s degree in PE and Biology. She first taught at a secondary medical school in Prague and then at the Academy of Economics in Beroun. In 1990 she moved with her family of three children to Vienna where her husband was working, returning to Prague to teach PE at the English College in 1995.

She helped introduce the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at the College and for many years, she devoted much of her time to the programme. As her extra curricular activity, she teaches rock climbing and she also helps organise and lead the outdoor activities and sports trips offered by the PE department. Dana has competed in sports competitions since her early childhood – in sports gymnastics and later, in track and field disciplines – and she is still an active sportswoman.

She is interested in the relationship between movement and sports activities and human health and well-being, and their mutual influence, and she continues to study intensively in this area. In her spare time, she enjoys reading literature, travelling and singing in a choir.