On the 14th of October, all the Maltese and Gozitan schools celebrated the Day dedicated to sport, an initiative of SportMalta together with the European Commission as part of the activities of the European Week of Sport.
Apart from the many primary, middle and secondary schools that organized the activities in their schools, SportMalta held its main activity at the Tal-Qroqq Complex. More than 500 children of second and third primary class attended 75 minutes of physical activity presented by the popular actors DanuSan.
The schools of Sliema, San Ġiljan, San Ġwann, Pembroke and Gzira did a number of physical activities and dances and received a message that sport, and physical activity are important for a healthy life physically and mentally. This event is also a prelude to another schedule of the #OntheMove program that will start next week in schools and various SportMalta complexes.
Present for this event was the Minister of Education and Sport, Clifton Grima who conveyed the message of SportMalta so that Malta is more active, inclusive and successful. The Chief Executive Mark Cutajar encouraged the children to deliver a message to their parents and grandparents on the importance of doing at least half an hour every day of an activity such as a walk in the locality where they live. Also present are the Coordinator of Malta for the European Week of Sport Rose Marie Mercieca and the Principal of the college Jonathan Attard.
The European Day of Sport in Schools, which is part of the European Week of Sport initiative, involves physical activity that encourages children to #BeActive for at least 120 minutes a day or to run or walk a certain amount of distance.