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Institut Barcelona Esports

Thousands of students take part in the final Game of Games party

Education. Some two thousand students filled the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys during the final party of the Game of Games, an event hosted by Queco Novell and attended by David Escudé.

The Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys played host the entire morning of Monday, 12 June to the final party for the “Joc dels Jocs” or “Game of Games”, a promotional activity for school sports commemorating the 25 anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Barcelona, during which, for more than three months, over 2,000 students at 33 schools worked from several angles. Schools and institutes received a box on 6 March containing educational material on this game, which they then pooled on 12 June with the other schools taking part.

The event started at 10 am, with participating groups making for the athletics track and a presentation on the party and dynamics of the activities from the event’s host, the journalist, actor and comedian, Queco Novell. Once everything was clear and everyone read to begin, the Commissioner for Sports, David Escudé, delivered the following words to the children, young people, teachers and family members there: “We wish to tell young people what it meant for Barcelona being the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games”.

First activities were held, corresponding to five of the challenges planned for the Game: Parade with home-made torches, collection of the giant flag made from pieces put together by each school, human-tower displays, relay races and body percussion. Once the last activity had finished everyone in the stadium danced a rumba entitled “Barcelona tiene poder”.

What are the ‘Game of Games’?

“The Game of Games” is a series of sixteen challenges designed for over three months by several teachers, packed in a box that was delivered at the start of March to the various schools taking part. Building an Olympic torch from a polystyrene cone or representing body-percussion choreography as part of the concluding party in question are two examples of the challenges that were proposed. Four of these are mandatory, the others were carried out according each group’s interests and needs. Of course, only the ones that everyone has done will be able to uncover the full collection of sixteen letters that are unlocked one by one as each challenge is overcome. Each card features a sports person from the Barcelona Olympic Games and Paralympics and has their biography on the back.

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