Sporty time table for children in Wejherowo County, Poland
With support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, a €1.3 million project to promote health through sports and recreational activities is now well under way for the secondary schools in Wejherowo County.
Wejherowo County in Poland, counting 180,000 people, has received a €1 million grant through the EEA Grants to its comprehensive sports activities project to be implemented by local secondary schools. Ten public schools will over a three year time span develop their sports and recreational infrastructures, organise 1,200 extracurricular sports activities, and carry out more than 200 sports and recreational events for 18,000 children. Children and young people in the region will be able to partake in activities ranging from board games and table tennis to hurdle races, football and long distance running.
Building work at five of the ten schools began during the summer holidays in 2007. Of the ten planned open access recreation zones, to include basketball, handball and volleyball fields as well as tennis courts and running tracks, two have already been opened for use. One of these schools, situated in Rumia, has also developed sports facilities for children with special needs, with specific areas seeking to optimize children’s stimulation through use of surfaces made from artificial bark, moss, cobbles, sand and grass.
To see pictures and follow the project’s progress, see the county’s web page about the project.
The Promotion of Health, Care and Education Through the Development of the Sports and Recreational Infrastructure of Schools.
Health and childcare
Type & project assistance:
The Self-government of Wejherowo County. Józef Reszke - The Starost of Wejherowo.
Type of institution:
Grant agreement date:
23 April 2007
The purpose of the Project is to create open access recreation zones and implement a comprehensive programme for the promotion of health care and education among children and youth in the Wejherowo County, with the overall objective of improving health and child care among children and youth in the Pomerania region. Reference is made to the application dated 12 May 2006, and additional information received from the Focal Point, dated 19 September 2006 and 6 February 2007.
The completed Project shall include the following activities and results:
- creation of 10 open access recreational zones (including nine multifunctional sports fields for a wide variety of sports activities, two tennis courts, two handball and volleyball fields, one multifunctional field, one grass field, five running tracks, seven long-jump take-off boards, one paddock and ten recreational grounds);
- implementation of the County Programme for the Promotion of Health, Care and Education (the organisation of 1,200 extracurricular sports and recreational activities under the supervision of caregivers, such as teachers and medically trained staff);
- purchase of mobile sport and recreational equipment;
- promotion and publicity.
The Project Promoter is the Self Government of Wejhorowo County. The Project shall be implemented in partnership with ten secondary schools managed by the Project Promoter.
The Focal Point shall ensure that the Project Promoter provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible Project cost.