Barcelona City Council has taken another step forward in its aim to inform youngsters of the World Roller Games that are to be held in the Catalan capital in July 2019. The Council has designed an ambitious programme to promote international sports events during school hours with the aim of ensuring that these leave a living legacy in the city, especially among young people.
The initiative began last year and will run throughout 2018 and extend beyond the WRG Barcelona 2019 to ensure that schoolchildren are familiar with some of the roller sports disciplines and can practice them as an extracurricular activity.
The programme is part of an annual project entitled “L’escola fa esport a la ciutat” (Schools play sport in the city), which consists of a total of four disciplines for various age groups and involves around 4,000 boys and girls aged between 7 and 16.
The youngest children –1st and 2nd grade primary school students– will benefit from this more than six-year-old plan by practicing rink hockey, while 3rd and 4th grade students will learn choreographed pieces. All of them will also enjoy a final joint event at a skating rink in Barcelona. A grand finale to their learning.
A final event will also be held for speed skating –6th grade primary to 2nd year secondary– and action sports –3rd grade primary to 4th year secondary– at the Forum facilities in both cases. This decision is perfectly in line with the aim of promoting the spaces offered by the city of Barcelona to enjoy skating and it will invite young people to practice these sports as an extracurricular activity while the WRG take shape on the horizon.