Up to 200,000 children to get a slice of Buenos Aires 2018
“The School goes to the Games” programme is close to beating its own goal of getting 200,000 children to experience the 2018 Youth Olympic Games as hundreds flock to the sports parks of Buenos Aires 2018 every day.
The four parks of Buenos Aires 2018 have become giant open-air Olympic classrooms for tens of thousands of students in “The School goes to the Games” programme, which was set up for the third edition of the summer Youth Olympic Games.
The initiative, which is part of the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee’s cultural programme, will allow 200,000 students from public and private schools in the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings to witness the largest multi-sport and cultural event in Argentina’s history.
Girls and boys can go to the stadiums to see the competitions, as well as participate in sports initiation sessions and exhibitions. They are also participants in the hundreds of cultural activities that have turned Buenos Aires 2018 into a historic celebration.
More than 70,000 students entered the Olympic Youth Park, Urban Park, Green Park and Tecnopolis Park between Monday and Wednesday in the first week of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
More than 1 million students had already participated in activities that are part of the cultural programme at Buenos Aires 2018 prior to the start of the Games on October 6.