Over 2000 class V children from all the Italian provinces took part today in the “Sports Day for Primary School”, a large party organized at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and promoted by the Ministry of Education, the Department for Sport and Sport and Health to promote physical activity and spread sports culture in primary school. There were 30 sports federations, 130 federal technicians and tutors graduated in motor science, the technicians of the Italian Paralympic Committee and the sports champions, testimonials of the Federations that supported children in the sports areas set up by each Federation. There were also many Legend of Sport and Health who presented the program of the day, involved the children in games and conveyed messages of awareness on the importance of sporting activity starting from primary school. This morning, from the Olimpico Authority Tribune, the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, the Undersecretary for Sport, Valentina Vezzali and the president and CEO of Sport and Health, Vito Cozzoli intervened. “Today is a great party, I see many children come here to have fun: the school must be a place where we have fun together “- said Minister Bianchi, continuing” The first way to be able to have fun together is to move, and therefore you need to learn to move. In a design of an open, inclusive and affectionate school, the first affection that we must have is towards ourselves: when we grow up we need friendship with our body, not only for the issue of health, but also to play with others “.” Sports Day is the result of a long and complex work, which involved children and families “- undersecretary Vezzali underlined, adding” I hope it is only the beginning of a virtuous path, which makes people understand the importance of movement and correct Power supply. I thank Minister Bianchi who understood the importance of sport in primary school. Physical activity is the only protection in disadvantaged areas, and is useful for raising awareness of the very young. If we involve children in sport from an early age, we will have a better society. ”“ Today is an extraordinary day ”- said President Cozzoli -. “This morning is a starting point to design a new school idea, thanks to Undersecretary Vezzali, thanks to Minister Bianchi and thanks to sport, over 2000 children from all over Italy were able to practice sports in the center of the Olympic Stadium. This year Sport e Salute wanted to focus on school with an extraordinary investment. We involved 1.5 million children in primary school, 66 thousand classes, 60% of the school population, from every Italian province. We are happy that sport is a right, a moral and social value ”- concluded Cozzoli.
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