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Developing healthy lifestyle for school students

To provide more opportunities to practice, learn and engage in sport.

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Description of pledge activities

The International School Sport Federation (ISF) will promote, encourage, secure, and develop school sport activities, providing all groups of school students and particularly girls aged 6-18 years old with more opportunities to practice, learn and engage in sport from the local school level to the international level. ISF will make school sport a central activity, creating the platform to integrate lifelong values and healthy lifestyle habits, thanks to several events organised from September 2021 until the end of 2022

We pledge to systematically partner for the priorities of the European Commission related to sport (diplomacy, Innovation), healthy lifestyle, Gender equality and youth, and continue to cooperate with the relevant stakeholders throughout our members to strengthen the role of school sport in different communities.

Expected measurable outcome

A) Events especially related to health/well-being of physical education teachers.

ISF Universal Teacher Games in Poreč, Croatia in October 2021 and in October 2022.

  • 1000 Physical Education teachers
  • Over 30 member countries of the ISF will participate in this initiative

B) Events especially related to health/well-being and leadership of girls through sport and schools.

ISF She Runs – Active Girls’Lead in Brussels, Belgium in March 2022.

  • 3000 young girls between 13-18 years old will join the She Runs initiative to discover different sports disciplines, educational and entrepreneurial activities
  • Over 35 member countries of the ISF will participate in this initiative
  • 5 international women sport ambassadors will attend the event
  • Important media coverage in Belgium and European mainstream and sport media
  • Involvement of the capital of Europe (Brussels) and its decision makers in the promotion of health, well-being, and leadership of girls through sport and schools

C) Events providing specifically access to international sport events.

ISF Gymnasiade – School Summer Games in Normandy, France in May 2022. ISF Gymnasiade – School Summer Games in Jinjiang, P.R China, in November 2022. ISF U15 World School Sport Games in Kiev, Ukraine, in June 2023.

  • 3500 boys and girls of 13-18 years old will join both these events
  • 14 to 18 sports of the programme
  • Over 80 countries coming from the 5 continents
  • Involvement of the International sport movement organisations and federations
  • Cooperation with the local and international educational institution for delivering the ISF Forum and ISF Fun and Skill zones
  • Participation and engagement of more than 2000 local volunteers