Global Passport Press Release – Tory Pilbin – March 1, 2013
On Monday March 11, 2013 Endicott College will be hosting its 3rd Annual Global Passport Event from 9 to 1 in the Post Center. For the past two years professors and students within the School of Sport Science have worked in collaboration with a group of students and faculty from the King Edward VII School (KES) to facilitate a day of sport for 3rd and 4th graders. KES is a successful 11-18 comprehensive school located in King’s Lynn, West Norfolk England. Since 2000, KES has held the designation of a Specialist Sports College where physical education and sport are used to enhance learning in all subjects.
This year the Sport Venue and Event Management class instructed by Dr. Boyun Woo is planning the event. Participants include students from the Cove and Montessori School both in Beverly and the Bentley Elementary School in Salem. These global games will represent countries from around the world who have previously hosted the Olympics: the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Brazil, China and the Netherlands. The sports include rugby, soccer, goal ball, cricket, track & field, seated volleyball, basketball, and tennis. The elementary school students will get a chance to participate in new sports that can be found in both the Olympics and Paralympics. As they move around the world to experience sport, they will fill their passports with knowledge and flags representative of each country. The event will include an opening and closing ceremony.