The physical education and sport contributes actively in developing good citizens. It forms an essential part of the educational cycle to introduce sport concepts to children and continue to adulthood.
We have decided to make this year the starting point for developing the scholastic sport and share it with other parts of the world in celebrating this International Year for Sport and Physical Education.
We have set our goals and standards to improve student’s health and well-being. We have incorporated the physical and nutrition educational programs as one of our strategic goals and set the scientific and practical tests to ensure the continuity and the accuracy of the development process.
Our vision is divided into three strategic goals:
-Quantitive sport: each student has to participate in the physical activity and sport everyday for at least 30 minutes.
- Qualitative sports: identify talented students who are not members in sport clubs or associations.
Emphasize and improve the physical, health and nutrition education among students to eliminate obesity and diseases.
Conduct scientific research and studies on students to estimate the achievements obtained in improving the physical fitness level among students and their physical, health and nutrition education.
These three goals will contribute to sport attainments that have great influence on the national economy and human development.
1- Quantitive sports:
Quantitive sports through physical education and scholastic sport programs include: lessons, class activities, extracurricular activities, sport events, sport festivals, physical fitness programs and physical homework and assignments.
2- Qualitative sport:
Identify the talented students who are not members in sport clubs or associations.
3- Physical and health education:
Conduct physical education and educational programs through cooperating with different departments and parties in this regard such as students, teachers and parents who have essential role in urging their children to exercise regularly for 30 minutes daily.
4- Evaluation and measurement:
Conduct scientific research and studies on students, teachers and programs to estimate the current level of them and to set future development plans.
5- Teacher training:
Conduct workshops and training sessions in different areas in teaching methods, physical conditioning, curriculum development and in different sports and games.
The General Organization of Youth and Sport:
Identify the talented athletes who are not members of the sport clubs and get the organization to support the school by sponsoring talented students at the end of each semester. Moreover, cooperate with the organization to conduct workshops and sessions on individual and group games.
Conduct official sessions with sport associations to develop the competitions administration that the directorate supervises and to expand the referees’ base in the associations.
Ministry of Health:
Conduct workshop to enhance the physical, health and nutrition education.
University of Bahrain:
Conduct training sessions in teaching methods, curriculum development and physical conditioning.
The Arabian Nutrition Center:
Conduct studies and research related to students’ physical fitness and health.
Targeted People for the Project:
The ministry of education has initiated the project for students of different ages and levels. The estimated number is 123,237 students.
Initiating the project:
The kingdom of Bahrain will initiate the project through:
1- conducting a conference under the patronage of the minister of education. The conference consists of several forums discussing the importance of the project and its health, nutritional and physical benefits to students.
2- 204 schools and 618 teachers with different levels
3- the physical education directorate in the ministry of education issuing a monthly circular, aims at promoting awareness of the project among students and their parents.
4- a weekly sport page in local newspapers.