Summer on the Move has opened its doors to the 17th edition. In somewhat unique circumstances that the entire world faced, it is highly encouraging that over 2000 children and adults will be taking part in a wide variety of activities. As expected, swimming and other aquatic activities top the list as they remain the most popular year after year. The programme is offered in SportMalta’s main sport complexes as well as in some schools and sport clubs such as the Vikings Sailing Club where for another year, sailing courses for children and adults will be held. Children in Gozo will also be served with sessions held in Rabat.
Over the years, many took the opportunity to try out a new sport during Summer on the Move and eventually kept practising ever since. Indeed, this 8-week programme intends to inspire children and adults to take up sport on a regular basis, as part of the winter programme or by joining a club. The morning programme offers up to 6 hours of sport and physical activity a day and includes different sports and swimming. This ensures that all children have a positive experience when participating in sport. An important outcome of the programme is that of instilling a sense of enthusiasm towards sport and physical activity, encouraging children and adults to understand the health benefits of participating throughout life, which in itself is an important pillar of SportMalta’s mission as part of the #BeActive campaign.