Webinar wrap: Creating MOVEment Spaces at school through placemaking

To get our European School Sport Day (ESSD) national coordinators ready and inspired to promote the creation of active spaces in schools, ISCA and the Hungarian School Sport Federation hosted a webinar featuring influential placemakers from Europe and the US on 15 June. The webinar, ‘Creating MOVEment Spaces at School through Placemaking’, showcased how the […]

“Our philosophy remains simple: to promote physical activity as part of children’s daily routines”

By Gábor Balogh, President of Hungarian School Sport Federation Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF), as one of the biggest civil organisations in Hungary, went through a major transformation in 2012, extending its mission beyond school sport. The mission of our organisation is therefore significantly wider today than it was before: the main goal is to […]

Reimagine school spaces as MOVEment spaces this European School Sport Day!

We invite schools all over Europe – and around the world – to explore the spaces around you and find new places for kids to #BeActive this European School Sport Day on 24 September 2021. Registration is open for events, big or small, that can get school children on the move for at least 120 […]

European School Sport Day 2020 found creative ways to keep children active

Schools and school sport around the world were affected by closures and restrictions throughout 2020, but this only accentuated the importance of finding creative ways to keep children active for their physical and mental wellbeing. The 6th European School Sport Day® (ESSD 2020), on 25 September, invited schools to show how they were adapting or […]

How kids can #BeActiveAtHome – 6 fresh ideas for families

This European School Sport Day showed all the innovative ways schools and school children are keeping active and adapting to a “new normal” at school. But we like to think of European School Sport Day as being “more than one day”, and as a trigger of more physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits that can […]

Hungarian School Sports Day recognised as official theme day in Hungary

The Ministry of Human Capacities in Hungary has announced that the Hungarian School Sport Day, an initiative started by the Hungarian School Sport Federation and successfully rolled out as European School Sport Day, is now an official national theme day. This means that, in addition to the voluntary participation that has taken place so far, […]

What next for the COVID generation? The wellbeing challenge ahead

By Maria Malyshkina, ISCA “Take a step back and think about what children have had to go through over the last few months,” Amanda Vernalls, Head of Research & Insight at Youth Sport Trust, asked the audience during her presentation in ISCA and the Hungarian School Sport Federation’s latest webinar for European School Sport Day […]

FESI member Puma donates shoes for European School Sport Day

Global sports brand Puma is supporting European School Sport Day with a donation of shoes for school children. More Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) members are set to join them in support. The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has called on its 55 sports brand members to donate sporting […]

Mental health a timely focus topic for European School Sport Day 2020

By Rachel Payne, ISCA “I can’t think of anything more timely to be the focus topic of ESSD 2020,” Youth Sport Trust International’s Managing Director Helen Vost said about the choice to put mental health at the forefront of the European School Sport Day’s (ESSD) 2020 campaign at ISCA and the Hungarian School Sport Federation’s […]

Spain launches European School Sport Day 2020 Challenge

Today, 1 September, Spain’s European School Sport Day (ESSD) National Coordinator Sport for Education and Health has officially launched an “ESSD 2020 Challenge” contest for all schools participating in the Day. The ESSD 2020 Challenge is being organised in collaboration with international organisations, public administrations and organisations promoting sport and physical activity in different countries. […]