This morning, the Barcelona City Council, through the Barcelona Institute of Sports, presented the “Schools do sport in the city” plan, which will foment school sports activities during school hours for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. During the presentation, the programmes for the school year, the activities that need to be made up from the past academic year, and the measures to be adopted due to the exceptional situation caused by the pandemic were discussed.
Registration for the programme’s activities will open on 8 September at 9:00 am for pre-school and primary school, and at 12:00 pm for secondary school, sixth form, and special education. It will close on Wednesday, 16 September at 3:00 pm. Any educational centre in the city can register through the Educational Innovation Council’s website.
This is a school sports programme, during school hours, that for over 30 years has provided teachers with a wide range of educational sports activities to support physical education and other school subjects and connect students with the city’s sports entities.
The programme for each category is designed for a particular pre-school, primary school, or secondary school age. It introduces our city’s specialised spaces to the students and allows them to become acquainted with little-known sports. It also harnesses their educational potential to make sport and physical activity a fundamental part of our future citizens’ lives.
In all cases, each sports activity will follow safety and health measures and the participation protocols in each case, such as hand washing before and after the session, entry and exit timetables that are separated by group, keeping classes apart at all times, individual waiting areas for each group, and the use of masks whenever possible.
The programmes are geared towards both teachers and students:
- Programmes for teachers: “Sport does school” training days, teaching materials, sports material loans, and programmes with no final activity.
- Programmes for students: Aquatic activities, athletic activities, sports with an opponent, sports that use equipment or a ball, combination sports, winter sports, water sports, small-wheel sports, bodily expression, motor skills, health, and physical education activities.
Due to the exceptional situation caused by the pandemic, specific programmes for both teachers and students have been prepared that are adapted to the organisational possibilities.