At the Olimpico, 1,700 children celebrate primary motor education

ROME – Neither choir nor conflicting supporters: today, the Olympic Stadium in Rome has been nurtured by enthusiasm from the 1700s boys and girls from all provinces of Italyaccompanied by more than 240 teachers and about 100 tutors to celebrate together Sports day for primary school, promoted by the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Education and ‘Sports and Health’. An event dedicated exclusively to the promotion of physical activity and the dissemination of sports culture in the primary school. From next school yearYes, in the fifth grade of primary school,
physical education will be handed over to specially trained teachers
. About 25,000 classes will be involved, of which over 15,000 in normal time, for an estimated total of 2,200 teachers. In 2023/2024, we will continue with the fourth.

“We do not want the old school with two hours of gymnastics: this is no longer there. We want a team that makes movement an elementary education element in primary school – commented Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi on the sidelines – The idea is that our educational team is also enriched by one’s body devotion, because it’s about sports and health. Health means that every child has the right to grow by trusting in himself and his body, and he does this by playing with others. “

During the morning, the Minister, together with the Deputy Secretary for Sport, Valentina Vezzali and Vito Cozzoli, President and CEO of ‘Sport e Salute’, greeted the boys and girls from all the Italian regions. “This is a celebration of sports and school– the Minister added – You are here to have fun, and the first way to have fun together is to move“.

Valentina Vezzali also stressed the success of a day that represents “the synthesis of a long job. A historic achievement worth an Olympic gold medal and perhaps even more, achieved along with Prime Minister and Prime Minister Mario Draghi who believed in it. “This is only the beginning of a path that will make young people understand that sport is a universal language capable of breaking down all barriers. A more sporty country is also a healthier country”.

Volleyball, archery, football, martial arts: The lawn of the Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a large sports center where boys and girls could experiment with the disciplines that fascinated them the most. Along with them, the legend of sports and health, from Massimiliano Rosolino to Luigi Mastrangelo.
“This is a memorable day – added Vito Cozzoli, President and CEO of ‘Sport e Salute’ – the value of sport is not only an instrument of physical growth but of values ​​and society: that is why, ‘Sport e Salute has chosen this year to make an extraordinary investment. From next year, physical education will come from primary school, but ‘Sport and health’ will continue to play its role in the other classes. This is the right to sport: to promote sport and a correct lifestyle. children have the right to play sports ”.

BIANCHI: “SPORT A BASIC MOMENT ON PRIMARY EDUCATION”

We do not want the old school with two hours of gymnastics, this is no longer there. We want a team that in primary school puts motor skills, movement, as a basic form of formation. The idea is that our educational team is also enriched by one’s body devotion, which is why we talk about sports and health. Health means that every child has the right to grow by trusting in himself and his body, and he does this by playing with others. ” Patrizio Bianchi spoke today at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on the occasion of the Sports Day of the Primary School, promoted by the Department of Sport, the Ministry of Education and Sports and Health and dedicated to physical activity and dissemination of sports culture in the primary school.

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VEZZALI: “ENGINE TRAINING FOR A PRIMARY HISTORICAL COMPANY LIKE OLYMPIC GOLD”

We managed to make the historic achievement to introduce the physical education teacher from primary school. It was a very important goal that counts as an Olympic gold medal and maybe even more. We have done the best for Italy, and based on the sport in the school, we can strive to have a culturally more sporty Italy “. So Deputy Secretary of Sport Valentina Vezzali on the sidelines of the Sports Day for the primary school.

“I am very happy for all the schools that have joined this project, and demonstrate that teachers believe in sports and demonstrate that sports and school can go hand in hand and compete in the education of our children, who will be tomorrow adults. And through this We could definitely have a better ItalyVezzali commented to the news agency Dire-Sport has learned, ever since you set foot in a gym, that there are rules and that these rules must be respected. It teaches that the opponent is not an enemy to be killed, but a similar one to be confronted, therefore it must be respected. If we teach these values ​​since childhood, for sure through sports language we can break down differences and combat all violence, including gender“.

COZZOLI: “WITH ENGINE EDUCATION FOR THE PRIMARY HISTORICAL GAP COMPLETED”

Today is an extraordinary, memorable daywith thousands of children representing 1.5 million children, 66 thousand classes: 60% of the school population that ‘Sport e Salute’ has provided physical education in primary school “. Vito CozzoliPresident and CEO of ‘Sport e Salute’, commented on the event, which was held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, to the Dire Bureau.

The value of sport is important as it is not only an instrument for physical growth, but for values ​​and society: this is why Sport e Salute this year has chosen to make an extraordinary investment, and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm and desire for sport that our children have – added Cozzoli – We have filled a gap in the school world. From next year, physical education will be provided from the primary school, but ‘Sports and Health’ will continue to play its role in the other classes. This is the right to sports: to promote sports and proper lifestyle. Our children have the right to play sports ”.

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