by Joseph Tanti
With the beginning of the new scholastic year handball started again reaching out to students at school through handball events organised by the Sports Promotion Unit and the local association. The first event took place during the Move Week held between 29thSeptmeber and 5th October. Primary and secondary school students took part in sports activities held in different squares in Valletta. The students had different sports stations and activities and handball was one of them.
The second activity was held on Wednesday 26th October. The yearly handball festival for primary schools was held with 5 participating schools, namely Zejtun, Zabbar, Mosta, Naxxar and Chiswick. Each school participated with two teams and played games of 10 minutes each. The games were a balanced affair and great attention was given on the fun aspect of the game. The students enjoyed the experience and there was an encouraging attitude from the students and the Physical Education teachers. More festivals will be held in the near future.