IPPEA - European School Sports Day

European School Sports Day (ESSD) sees schools across Europe take one day to celebrate sport and physical activity on Friday 24th September. The initiative aims to promote physical activity on an international level and involve as many children and young people, schools and organisations as possible.

Research shows that being active makes students healthier and better learners in the classroom. School spirit improves too with fun and inclusive team sports.

In Ireland, ESSD is organised by the Irish Primary PE Association and has involved hundreds of primary school students over the years. ESSD returns as part of European Week of Sport 2021 and aimed to reach as many students as possible.

See the excitement of European School Sports Day in this video from St.Mary's National School, Enniskeane Co. Cork

European School Sports Day