“Physical activity of children and youths and supporting the recreational sports” conference

15.12 in the PGE Arena PE teachers talked about the physical activity of children and adolescents

How to arouse children’s passion for sports?

Namely this was the main question discussed by 120 specialists – PE teachers, school headmasters and sports activists. They met at a place most relevant to the topic – PGE ARENA Gdańsk – on December the 15th , 2014.

They were invited by the Department for Social Development of the Gdańsk City Hall, the Gdańsk Centre for Physical Culture and PGE ARENA Gdańsk to attend a conference on the physical activity of children and youths. During the meeting, the participants summed up the most important activities that took place in this field in Gdańsk over the last years.

The “PE classes with a Champion” organized under the Gdańsk Physical Activity Programme at PGE ARENA can be referred to as one of the examples here.  Students of selected schools from Gdańsk attended practices under the professional guidance of rugby and football players or cheerleaders three times in December. All these activities took place on the PGE ARENA pitch. More classes are planned for the spring 2015.

During conference workshops, the participants discussed improvements to promotion of sport and  previous experience that can be used as a basis for future developments. The meeting was held as an element of the consultation process of the Gdańsk Physical Activity Programme for the years 2015-2017. The project is an intersectoral partnership of the City of Gdańsk, PGE ARENA Gdańsk and Gdańsk Foundation.

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