On Wednesday 16 September, Prince Daniel, together with Generation Pep, visited the British Junior School in Eskilstuna. British Junior received the Pep School of the Year 2019 award.
The prince was welcomed to British Junior by principal Åsa Ekholm and deputy principal Linda Lindgren who showed around the schoolyard where a number of outdoor activities took place.
British Junior uses a movement concept that aims for the students to move and ultimately feel good and have energy for school work. A number of lessons are conducted outdoors, for example. In the schoolyard, two outdoor teachers work to stimulate fun activities. Every Wednesday, Biking Wednesday is held where students have the opportunity to cycle mountain bike trails during the lunch break together with educators. During the visit, the Prince took the opportunity to cycle in the track with some of the school's students.
Prins Daniel besökte Årets Pep-skola 2019 - Sveriges Kungahus
Photo at court Facebook by Pelle T Nilsson/SPA
Prince Daniel was on site in Eskilstuna to visit this year's Pep school and impressed with his tricks.
Every year, Prince Daniel nominates the Pep School of the Year through his Generation Pep Foundation to encourage schools and school children across the country to move more. Last year the prize went to the British Junior school in Eskilstuna and on Wednesday he was there on a visit.
Prince Daniel is not the one who says no to a little activity in everyday life, so the delighted school children got to play field hockey, climb obstacle courses and cycle with the prince. On the bike, Daniel excelled a little extra. In front of the impressed students, he showed his skills in climbing and cycling on a wheel, something that was very much appreciated.
Daniels oväntade agerande – på resan utan Victoria _ Svensk Dam
Mutual appreciation during the prince's school visit
Ömsesidig uppskattning vid prinsens skolbesök – Ekuriren
Prince Daniel wants more young people to move - and then he can lead by example.
When the prince visited the British Junior school in Eskilstuna, he jumped on the bike and styled in front of the school children.
Health in school children and young people is one of Prince Daniel's big heart issues, and the former gym owner is the founder of the Generation Pep foundation, which wants to promote the joy of movement in children.
On Wednesday, the prince visited the British Junior school in Eskilstuna, which last year was named Pep school of the year.
He then took the opportunity to move properly with the school children on site, and took part in both football, bandy and a lesson in nature. In addition, Prince Daniel switched on the bicycle help and tricked himself on a bicycle in front of the cameras. More joy of movement for the people!
Prins Daniel stylade på cykel för skolbarnen
Very good video and Daniel's interview at SVT News
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- I'm here to look at this school which is a good example of how to work with physical activity. Children and young people should preferably move at least one hour every day. Here at the school, you have received, during the school day, 60 minutes. It is really incredibly strong and good, because then you can, no matter how you have it at home, get the opportunity for this elementary physical activity that everyone needs every day. I have always been passionate about sports and physical activity because it is so important. It is a big problem that we become more passive and sedentary.
How can this negative trend be reversed?
- This is a very big and difficult issue. Many forces work in the opposite direction. We have screens, we have so many exciting TV programs ... It's all about us sitting in front of our screens or TV. We need to work well in advance. We need to set good habits early in life. This is where the school comes in as a very important player. Among the most important and best things you can do is get it into school early. And as a parent, you have a huge responsibility, said Daniel.
Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria are the initiators of Generation Pep. British Junior has been named the 2019 Pep school. On Wednesday, the school was visited by Prince Daniel.
- It feels like there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm here, says the prince.
Generation Pep's vision is that all children and young people should have an opportunity to live an active and healthy life. British Junior has worked with health issues for a long time and has been involved as a Pep school since the start in 2017.
- That the prince came here means a lot. Health issues are important for everyone and it is important to dare to make changes yourself, says the school's principal Åsa Ekholm.
Prins Daniel besökte Eskilstuna – lyfte skolas rörelsesatsning _ SVT Nyheter
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