Europe ran with us: School children from 20 countries exercised during European School Sport Day® 2016

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As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. In 2015, the event was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) […]

More than 60,000 students celebrated the European School Sport Day in Spain

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A total of 60,194 students in schools across 9 regions participated in the first edition of the European School Sport Day (ESSD) in Spain on 30 September. The number of Spanish educational institutions involved in the day reached 114, and were located in the regions of Aragon, Baleares, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencia, […]

Second European School Sport Day expected to engage 1 million children

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For immediate release The second European School Sport Day® is set to engage more than 1 million school children from at least 17 countries in inclusive physical activity initiatives this Friday, 30 September. The day is an official European Week of Sport event supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. Its goal is to […]

Plan your European School Sport Day event with its free toolkit and resources

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The European School Sport Day on 30 September is a pan-European initiative and we intend to make it accessible for every European country. The event’s main goal is to promote physical activity and health on international level and involve as many children and young people, schools and organisations as possible. It is a celebration which provides the […]

European School Sport Day expands in 2016

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The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. This year, with support from the EU under the European Week of Sport events, it is expanding across Europe and will take place on 30 September. ESSD is a celebration which provides an opportunity […]

First European Sport Day about to become an annual tradition on the continent

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777 Hungarian schools defied the wet weather to take part in the first European School Sport Day on 25 September. The main event of the day was organised on Margaret Island, Budapest, and more than 500 pupils participated. Because of the heavy rain, some of the disciplines, like football and volleyball, had to be cancelled, but the running […]

First European School Sport Day set for 25 September!

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The Hungarian School Sport Federation has organised the Hungarian School Sport Day each year for a decade, moving thousands of children every year. In 2015, we are rolling out school sport day to other countries in Europe thanks to a grant provided by the European Union and our collaboration with five partners from around Europe. […]