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Barcakids celebrate inclusion of football into Chinese academic system

By He Lanying Monday, 05 Oct 2015 16:08

FC Barcelona Foundation and the Foundation of Chinese Education Catalonia (FEX) organised a special 'Barçakids' session on Saturday to celebrate the inclusion of football as a subject in the curricula of primary and secondary schools in China.

Around 250 children between the ages of 6 and 12 from the Chinese community of Catalonia participated in the session held in the Escuela Pia Nuestra Senora in Barcelona.

The activity was in order to work the five values promoted by the project: effort, respect, humility, teamwork and ambition. After working on that they put these concepts into practice in several football matches.

Jordi Cardoner i Casaus, first vice president of FC Barcelona, and Tang Heng, the new Consul General of China in Barcelona, also attended the event organized by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Chinese Education Foundation of Catalonia.

Barcakids is a program set up by FC Barcelona Foundation. The project is carried out in more than 50 countries and so far has had the participation of more than 400,000 children.

This project was first launched from the 2011/12 season and is designed to build right values for children aged from 6 to 12 years through the combination of sports and educational curriculum programs, but also aims to involve families and the community in a broader sense.

Source: Tencent Sports



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