What is it?

The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone.

Who is it for?

Primary & Secondary pupils across Europe.

Why do it?

Plenty of research shows that #Being active makes students healthier and better learners in the classroom. School spirit improves too with fun and inclusive team sports. Does your school have a sports day? Let’s organise one!

It is a celebration which provides the opportunity for schools to:

  • Raise the profile of physical education (PE) and school sport
  • Create fun and enjoyment through physical activity initiatives for young people
  • Promote health and wellbeing for lifelong learning
  • Foster social inclusion and develop social competences among their students.

How can I take part?