Volleyball sessions for schools continued during the month of February in Malta – where the CEV School Project ‘Play Volleyball – Grow with it’ helps inspire kids to play the game.
A nine-week volleyball programme which started during the first scholastic term has ended at St Benedict College Zurrieq Primary School. Around 220 students in Year 4 up to Year 6 (8 to 11-year-old kids) have practiced once a week, starting from 1v1, progressing to 2v2 and ending playing 3v3.
As from the start of the second term, similar sessions for Year 5 and 6 students are being held at St Nicholas College Rabat Primary.
22 students from St Benedict College Kirkop Middle School attended a Volleyball clinic on Wednesday, February 15, at the Cottonera Sports Complex. The event was a success as all the boys and girls had fun and enjoyed practicing volleyball skills and playing 3v3 at the end of the session. These students will take part and represent their school against other schools in the Year 7 & 8 Festival later in April. These students were accompanied by their Physical Education teacher Ms Maria Demicoli, a former Malta national team player, who is still in activity with her club in the domestic competitions.
Another initiative is taking place in two different Middle Schools, namely at St Theresa College Ta’ Paris MS and Maria Regina College Naxxar MS. A group of 30 students at Ta’ Paris MS and 15 students at Naxxar MS are practicing Volleyball during their mid-day break. These Break Volleyball Clubs are intended to prepare the students for the Year 7 and 8 Festival in April.