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Sports at School

REWE Group has been supporting the “Klasse in Sport” (Sports at School) association since 2008 and is already the patron of 46 “Klasse in Sport” schools.

Children are gradually loosing interest in sport. The association “Klasse in Sport – daily school sports initiative” wants to end this unhealthy trend. The idea is to provide an hour of sport in groups every day at school and during breaks and to integrate more exercise into the classroom structure. This should help children and teenagers to enjoy sport. After all, children who feel physically comfortable are more motivated learners.

The association is responsible for the advanced training of the necessary sport staff and provides schools with teaching material as well as games and sport equipment. The German Sport University Cologne supports the project with knowledge and also runs it.
The effects of the sport initiative are currently being examined in the frame of a new, large scale longitudinal study which should be finished in 2014.

An initial study has already proved that children who participate in “Klasse in Sport” are fitter and more motivated to learn and achieve better grades in cognitive subjects. The social behaviour of the children also improves, both amongst each other as well as with teachers. The results also show improvements in the physical motor skills and in the parameters of the cardiovascular system. The proportion of obese children in KIS schools can be significantly reduced.
The summarised thesis “Playing means thriving” was supported and proven through a concentration test and by comparing school grades.

A large number of sponsors support “Klasse in Sport”, including Reiner Calmund, Sport Manager for many years, and Toni Schumacher.