The students of the Colegio Atalaya will participate at a special route of Marbella 4Days Walking on the 13th of October. It is the second year that the organization invites a school for the ‘Day of the children”. The kids will be received at Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo at 10hrs with music and start their 6km walk. They will return at about the same time as the adult walkers of the longer routes so they can celebrate together that they finished the route.
Last year was the fifth anniversary of Marbella 4Days Walking and the organization of the event decided to invite the children of IES Xarblanca for what was to be the celebration of the first ‘Day of the children’. “More than 400 kids walked along, it was a pleasure to see them enjoy themselves” says organizer Hans Wohl. “Walking is not only good for health; it is also an activity that can be enjoyed in company. That is exactly what walkers do during M4DW, have fun in a healthy way with walkers from all over the world. Because you can’t start early enough doing physical exercise, we decided to invite children from the Marbella region.”
“I learned about the fact that schools could participate in the social media. We decided that we wanted to form part and are happy that our school has been chosen for this special day of M4DW”says Gema Muñoz Jiménez, coordinator of Educación Primaria of the Colegio Bilingüe Atalaya. “Our students will be able to enjoy a sports activity outside, we feel it is important for children to have healthy habits and this is one way to promote this.”
The Colegio Atalaya is a bilingual school in Estepona with students from Marbella, San Pedro, Benahavís and other villages nearby. Students can start at the early age of 3 and continue till they’ve finished the bachillerato. After school there are several activities dedicated to reinforce academic, social, creative and sportive skills.