Kellogg’s endorsed KMS Skolasport sees record participation
Applications soon opening for final KMS Skolasport trimester courses
This year’s KMS Skolasport edition achieved a new record of participation with over 4,200 children taking up one of the many sports disciplines offered by the Kellogg’s sponsored programme. The participation figures of adults taking part also registered a marked increase with over 790 adults and parents attending sports and fitness related classes.
Robert Portelli, Head of KMS Skolasport Programmes, said: “Besides Saturdays, many programmes are being operated during weekdays in order to accommodate a higher number of participants who are interested in learning new sports skills. Age and ability do not present a barrier as the KMS Skolasport programme is designed to give every individual participant the opportunity to be physically active while at the same time meeting new friends and having fun.”
KMS Skolasport, a programme run by the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport, covers the development of movement and physical exercise where the main concern is that of ensuring that all children learn basic movement skills, enjoy being active, develop knowledge and understanding of their bodies. The KMS Skolasport Adult Programme is designed to encourage parents and adults to take up an activity at least once a week. The programme for both children and adults is flexible enough to embrace all abilities, from the very beginner to the most veteran and trained athlete.
Over the past 14 years, Kellogg’s, the world’s leading producer of breakfast cereals, has been sponsoring KMS Skolasport as part of its commitment that good nutrition, coupled with physical exercise will lead to a healthy lifestyle.
“Kellogg is a firm believer in encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age. Through its sponsorship Kellogg seeks to increase the levels of participation in sport and physical activity of the Maltese people of all ages and abilities. Besides the immediate benefits, there is evidence that active children are more likely to become active adults,” said a Kellogg’s spokesperson.
KMS Skolasport offers various programme modules in different venues, including the Sports Complexes found in Cottonera, Marsa, Kirkop and Tal-Qroqq. Government colleges have also been roped in to reach a wider audience. These include Sta. Margerita Boys Secondary School in Cospicua, St. Ignatius Boys Secondary School in Tal-Handaq, St. Clare Girls Secondary School in Pembroke, Maria Regina Boys Secondary School in Mosta, Maria Assunta Girls Secondary School in Hamrun, and Sta. Tereza Girls Secondary School in Mriehel.
With the final trimester approaching, KMS Skolasport will be soon accepting applications for the remaining available courses which run from 24th April to 30th May 2014. The application fees are worked pro-rata per term. Terms and conditions may apply.
For further information about applications or the sport disciplines practiced at the KMS SkolaSport, one can contact the Programmes Section at the Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport Head Office on tel. 2166 0658/9 or via e-mail: [email protected] or visit the KMS website: www.sportsmalta.org.mt.