The European School Sport Day organised by SportMalta was held on 30 September 2016 with the participation of 65 state, church and independent schools during which around 20, 000 children took part in various sports and physical activities in a number of venues in schools, public squares and gardens and sport facilities.
The event was indeed a huge success as children were physically active for 120 minutes. European School Sport Day is part of NowWeMOVE campaign, developed by a consortium of European umbrella organizations and aims to promote health and well-being for lifelong learning and to develop social competences among students through fun and meaningful experience.
The children had the opportunity to meet the sports ambassadors of the #BeActive Campaign and athletes in the Flexi Training Scheme. The event was attended by the Hon Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Research, Youth and Sport.