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Source: DOSBMore than 235,000 students from 1,273 schools will jointly set an example for school sport on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

The aim of the nationwide day of action is to highlight the importance of exercise, sport and play in everyday school life and to show how this is possible even in times of the corona pandemic. “The corona virus will be with us all in everyday life for a long time. However, sport and exercise do not have to be removed from everyday school life. The day of action “Youth trains” – moving together is intended to show what is possible when observing distance and hygiene rules. This day of action is a signal for school sports and young people are training for the Olympics & Paralympics, ”says Thomas Härtel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German School Sports Foundation, which organizes“ Youth training. ”A total of 1,273 schools across Germany will take part in the action on September 30th. Over 235,000 schoolchildren send out the message “School sport – but safe!” The schools have prepared individual exercise offers, for example in the form of an active break or as part of a lesson, which are carried out in compliance with the local distance and hygiene rules. Never before in the 51-year history of the competition have so many young people trained for the Olympics & Paralympics been involved in sports on a single day. We look forward to September 30th with anticipation and a little pride. Our thanks go to all committed teachers who have contributed to this result and who set a strong example for school sport with their creative ideas, ”says Thomas Härtel “Participating sports associations and the German Sports Teachers Association. Youth trains for the Olympics & Paralympics is the largest school sport competition in the world with 800,000 participants per year. Competitions can only be held occasionally at the moment, and all participating schools can win high-quality prizes on the day of action. “Youth trains” main sponsor Deutsche Bahn organizes the photo competition “DB School Sports Snapshot” and awards 100 travel vouchers worth EUR 1,000 each. In addition, numerous athletes, Bundesliga clubs, sports associations, sponsors, partners and the German School Sports Foundation have made around 1,400 other prizes available for a raffle. (Source: German School Sports Foundation)


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