The European School Sport Day

EUROPEAN SCHOOL SPORT DAY

WHAT IS EUROPEAN SCHOOL SPORT DAY?

The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to have fun, to play together, to promote physical activity and health for everyone. It is a celebration which provides the opportunity for schools to:

Raise the profile of physical education (PE) and sport in schools
Create fun and enjoyment through physical activity for young people
Promote health and wellbeing for lifelong learning
Empower social inclusion and develop social competence amongst students.
ESSD is open for any kind of physical activity with the tradition of being active for at least 120 minutes throughout the day and to run or walk the distance of the given year (e.g. 2015 metres in 2015).

The European School Sport Day is inspired by the Hungarian School Sport Day; an event which is organized by the Hungarian School Sport Federation for the last 10 years. It has been a day dedicated to promote physical activity, to try out new ways of physical activities and sports, and of course to empower the “belonging to the school” experience for every participant.