Six UAE primary schools get recognition for implementing physical activity programme

DUBAI - The Ministry of Education's Department of Sports and Health Programmes (DSHP) and Mars GCC yesterday recognised the outstanding efforts of six local UAE schools in implementing the Al Haraka Baraka, (Movement Is Blessing), programme in 2007.

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Published: Wed 25 Jun 2008, 2:17 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:17 AM

It is a physical activity programme aimed at primary school children in the pre-teen group and Al Haraka Baraka aims to integrate physical activity as a part of the students' daily regime for a healthier life.

Al-Laalee Model School, Al Ain Model School, Al-Thiqa Model School, Nahel School, Sigi School and Adhan School were selected from 30 UAE schools and honoured in the presence of Dr Fouzia Badri, the Executive Director of Educational Affairs and Ahmed Bayoumi, General Manager of Mars GCC.

Christine Greaves, Corporate Affairs Manager of Mars GCC, said, "Habits developed in childhood last a lifetime. We are all aware of the rising health concerns in the region due to a sedentary lifestyle.

“This is why Mars GCC partnered with the UAE's MoE, Arab Nutrition Centre and King Saud University to develop this initiative, which was very much in line with Mars GCC core principles and the commitment to our local community."

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