As part of the CEV School Project ‘Play Volleyball – Grow with it’, this year the Malta Volleyball Association (MVA) had the opportunity to promote Volleyball with many students in primary schools during events called Active Fridays. The events were organised by the PE & Sport Department at the MEYR Centre for Physical Education and Sport in Hamrun, where 9- to 11-year-old children attended several sporting events held on Friday mornings.
The children engaged themselves in a wide range of motor skills activities and Volleyball was part of the programme. The aim was to encourage children to stay active and to help their physical health and overall well-being.
This event came to an end last week and was spread over seven weeks during the second and third terms of this scholastic year. As many as 25 schools from all over the island joined this action with around 13 classes and an estimated 200 students for each event.
The children had the opportunity to enjoy spiking and then play 2v2 on two different stations. The participation and engagement were very positive, and all kids enjoyed their time practicing Volleyball. For many of them, it was the first time, so the organisers hope they will have the opportunity to have more time in the future!