Faculty of Education Trakia University
Abstract. The problem at issue is related to the reduction of the motor activity of people as a widespread phenomenon leading to a number of adverse health effects. The diseases, typical for the past and mainly for the elderly, these days are often to be found even in youth and childhood. This is why the issue of children‘s physical capacity and activity are becoming more and more topical for children’s health. The implementation of adequate preventive measures for the promotion of child health shall be successful only with the partnership of all public sectors. Reserves to enhance the motor activity of the children in the educational sphere can be found at the time of extracurricular forms of Physical Education and during vacations, the role of which in recent years has been significantly diminished. The article presents a study on the level of competence of working children and primary teachers to conduct sports activities with children and students from pre-school and primary school age. The attitude of the educators on the realization of the discipline “Sports animation in an educational environment” at the Faculty of Pedagogy of Thracian University is also discussed.
Keywords: sport animation; educational environment; pedagogues; competence, motor activity; children