SportMalta’s main goal is to inspire the Maltese population and change the country via sports and innovative, enjoyable, and meaningful events. The European Week of Sport is a European Commission initiative to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in one’s life. During the European Week of Sport, 27 EU member states and many other nations around Europe and the Western Balkans launch a big campaign to encourage citizens to become more active.
SportMalta, has invited all Primary and Secondary Schools for their participation in the ‘European Week of Sport 2021’ by organizing a Sports Day to get the students to #BeActive during school hours. SportMalta is the National Coordinating Body for the European week of sport co-funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+ program.
The balance between education and physical activity has always been a struggle. Initiatives like the European Week of Sports Day help to define a better balance and create an environment where both physical activity can be done in the education environment.
A record participation of 60 schools from all around Malta and Gozo accepted this invitation on Friday 29th October. SportMalta, the government entity for sport and the coordinating body of the European Week of Sport organized this sporting day event for all students of every age to enjoy a few hours of various physical activities and socializing through sport and exercise.
The innovation for this year’s event was the launch of videos created for students to get active during their school day by following simple exercises and activities shown on the videos. Two different videos have been created to target Primary and Secondary students, and tailor made to target all level of students found in our classrooms. These clips are available for all students including Public, Private and Church schools to reach every individual and promote physical activity and wellbeing.
The European Week of Sport has been pushing Europeans to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle for the past six years, helping to combat the inactivity issue. Increasing regular physical exercise, regardless of who we are or what we do, can have a significant influence on our long-term health.
The main factor of all activities presented is to promote the best quality of physical activity and get the children moving around even during long school sedentary days. SportMalta promotes physical activities for all ages, specific activities like this help to target our future generations.
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