Schools and relay stations on the move: move for better learning

Currently, 20 cities, towns and villages * are participating in the “CleverMove” project started in 2014, and about 2,500 students are experiencing this exercise in their daily school life.

The Minister is pleased with the success of this daily practice. “The need to move is a natural need for children. Actively investing a few minutes each day in physical activity contributes significantly to the general well-being and good development of each child.” ( Claude Maish). “Small Causes, Great Effects-The Clever Move project makes it possible to incorporate exercise and physical activity into the daily lives of school children.” (George’s Engel)

Move to learn better

The risks of a sedentary lifestyle, especially for health, are well known. There are many initiatives to encourage physical activity among the general public, especially the youngest. Therefore, the national inter-ministerial action plan “Gesond Iessen, Méibeweegen” has its main purpose of promoting a balanced diet and regular physical activity.

Exercise and physical activity are essential for maintaining good health, but they also play an essential role, especially for children’s exercise, cognition, emotions and social development.

Movement is in class every day

The concept of “moving schools and relay stations” is simple. In addition to compulsory education and sports classes, children exercise daily for 15 to 20 minutes. Teachers can choose activities based on the educational sheets available.

In the early stages of the project, if the exercise was mainly accompanied by instruction, a few minutes of relaxation, a dynamic sitting station, such as a ball seat, or standing, it became an integral part of the course and learning. : Students walk and talk, physically grasp the object to be analyzed, and experiment with their bodies.

Physical activity is encouraged when doing homework at the four relay stations ** associated with the project. “Homework Movement” can be applied to all subjects.

Benefits of learning and school environment

There are several beneficial effects of regular physical activity in the classroom. By mobilizing all senses, students learn more sustainably, focus, develop social and communication skills, relax the classroom atmosphere, and children trust them.

At the physical level, there is better irrigation of the brain and improved balance and movement coordination.

The website www.clevermove.lu provides information on physical activity and game ideas for children, as well as teacher training. The aim is to motivate as many schools as possible to voluntarily participate in the “Bewegte Schule und Maison relais” movement, promote physical activity, promote learning and improve the quality of education.

* Fischbach, La Rochette and Nommern are pilot municipalities, Beaufort, Belburg, Belburg, Bissen, Darlem, Heffingen, Koerich, Lintgen, Lorenzweiler, Mersch, Reisdorf, Roeser, Seul, Siflange (Albertwinger) G), Useldange, Wichten and Waldville Rig participated.

** Bissen, Lintgen, Saeul, Vichten

Contact from Ministry of Sports / Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth