Press release – the National Dissemination meeting Malta – 30th January 2019

DIYPES is a two-year Erasmus+ Sport project started in 01/2017, with the aim to find a participative approach to increase participation and engagement of high school students in physical education and sport classes. The project was implemented in 5 partner countries: Albania, Italy, Malta, Romania and Slovakia. After two years, the project achieved some fruitful results based on partner national PE curriculum research and analysis, intervention activities and feedbacks on both good practices and challenges. The project implementation also resulted in a major involvement and enthusiasm of the students in participating in PE lessons.

The Promotion of Social Inclusion in Malta (FOPSIM) is organizing the DIYPES Project National Dissemination Meeting on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:00 – 13:00 at ECS, Sliema. The meeting is intended to achieve these targets:

  • To sum up the project’s results in Malta and to introduce good practices for Malta and partner countries to the project’s participants and relevant stakeholders.
  • To discuss among students, PE teachers and stakeholders, on how to tackle the current limitations in PE delivery and present sports activities in the most favorable way.
  • To advocate for an increase in the resources and efforts put into more qualitative and more attractive PE in the schools in Malta.
  • To bring to the attention of stakeholders, practitioners, general public and target audiences, students and parents, the importance of physical education for healthier and more active students.

This event involves PE teachers and students of the three schools taking part in the project, St Theresa College Secondary School, Mriehel; St Edward’s College, Birgu and St Thomas More, Middle and Secondary School, Zejtun and policy makers, health sector practitioners, sports education persons, national athletes and local media.

For more information about the final meeting, please download the agenda.