The end of school year has also brought to an end the first year of the PLAY! pilot. Italian partner A.S.D. Margherita Sport e Vita has concluded the year with a successful event on 6 May, where Youth Active Groups (YAGs) and beneficiaries came together to celebrate achievements.

At the event, held in Trinitapoli, 20 youth out of 150 that participated in the programme joined the demonstration session. There were also the 10 YAGs were involved in the project, who throughout January until April ran sessions that combine the use of basketball and music. “Play with music” is a well-established socio-educational model to further learning motivation, intellectual, social and personal development of children.

“Play with music” is a well-established socio-educational model to further learning motivation, intellectual, social and personal development of children.

The event was also used to highlight the involvement the 10 basketball clubs and associations in it, including: ASD Atletica Andria, Frassati Basket San Giovanni Rotondo, Udas Cerignola, Basket Trinitapoli, Fortitudo Trani, ASD Canusium Basket, SSD Giuseppe ANGEL and ASD Fenice Basket Foggia, ASD Margherita Sport e Vita and UDAS Young Basket Cerignola.

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