Cabildo wins European Union award for school sports
The European Union has rewarded the work developed by the Cabildo de Tenerife in support of school sports.
The Sports Department, which is run by the Minister Concepción Rivero, has won a new recognition for its contribution to the European School Sports Day (ESSD), a competition aimed at schools to promote sports activity and healthy habits.
The award ceremony took place in Madrid and was attended by Ana Gaspar technique representing the sports department.
The insular director of Sports, Laura Castro said it was “a very important re-cognition of the work of the entire sports service” . She said the EU had endorsed the work done by the Island Corporation in the school environment “with pioneer programmes such as Active, -in which 77 Secondary Education centers distributed throughout the island geography participate – to integrating healthy living habits into the school environ-ment in a rewarding way for the children to adopt physically active habits.”
Laura Castro reiterated that “our commitment is to raise awareness among collabora-ting educational centres so that we all promote a healthier society with a better quality of life because we are convinced that sport is the best tool for boys and girls to develop motor skills and acquire healthy lifestyle habits that will help them cope with life. ”