“There is no education without Physical Education” ceremony marked by the tributes to referential Physical Education Teachers” with presence of EPETD partners
In the Castle of Leiria, the emblematic Church of Nossa Senhora da Pena received the ceremony “There is no education without Physical Education”, marked by the tributes to Physical Education Teachers from the various APEF (Regional Associations of Teachers and Professionals of Physical Education) that have chosen a Physical Education Teacher or Professional who they considered an example and a reference in the area.
Several personalities and entities linked to Education and Sports were present at the ceremony, namely the Sports Councilor of the Municipality of Leiria – Carlos Palheira, the President of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Science – Alexandre Quintanilha, the Member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth – Silvia Vermelho, the Director of Curriculum Development Services of the Directorate-General for Education – Hélder Pais, the National Coordinator of School Sports – Rui Carvalho, among several national and European organizations, among which the four partners that aim to create the European Physical Education Teachers Day – EPETD – in all European countries.
The Honorees, validated by the CNAPEF General Assembly, were: Leiria City Council, Armandina Fortes (APEF Algarve), César Sá (APEF Alto Minho), Eduardo Dantas (APEF Aveiro), Manuel Leite (APEF Braga), Victor Manuel Saraiva ( APEF Castelo Branco), Luís Rama (APEF Coimbra), João Ribeiro (APEF Foz Tejo), Maria do Carmo Santos (APEF Leiria), Jorge Mira (APEF Lisbon), António Mota (APEF Porto), Abel Figueiredo (APEF Viseu) and Carlos Neto (CNAPEF).
These commemorations are part of the program of the European Week of Sport and Leiria – European City of Sport 2022, had the support of the local authority, IPDJ and ACES Portugal, a partner of CNAPEF. We remind you that this initiative has been held annually since 2017 and with increasing adherence.
As usual, the Dinner and Tertúlia on “Physical Education and Sport at School” closed the European Physical Education Teacher’s Day, in a moment of shared reflection.
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