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Fostering Olympic Values amongst Youth Through the Olympic Education Experience

By February 7, 2024 News

The ‘Olympic Education Experience’ continues to be an immensely popular programme among Year 5 students from State Colleges, Independent, and Church Schools. Last year, all interested applicants were accepted, and this year, the second edition anticipates hosting over 1000 students, doubling the attendance of the previous edition.

This workshop, which is hosted by the Maltese Olympic Committee’s Olympic Academy and the Department of Education,  is divided into two parts.

The first part focuses on promoting the Olympic Values: Faster, Higher, Stronger-Together, Fair-play, and Friendship. The second part is a dynamic program held at the Maltese Olympic Committee Headquarters, featuring activities such as a Scavenger-Hunt, a presentation on the Legacy & History of the Olympic Committee, and a live interview with a Maltese Olympian.

Weekly, between October and May, the Maltese Olympic Committee Headquarters welcome around 50-75 students. Led by Mr. Edmund Mifsud and Mr. Daniel Tanti Farrugia from the Maltese Olympic Academy, students engage in a 3-hour programme.

Recognizing the growing significance of this experience, the Maltese Olympic Committee, the Education Department, and the Institute of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Malta have collaborated to offer second-year students a hands-on teaching/learning opportunity with the young participants.

Participants in the Experience receive personalized accreditation cards and workbooks containing workshop information. Additionally, they receive merchandise related to the programme as a memento of their experience.