Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 29 June 2019


The “Soy Lima 2019” campaign visited the Institución Educativa 7216.

The “Soy Lima 2019” campaign will continue in Villa El Salvador
The campaign will continue until July 9 in 10 schools located in Villa El Salvador, benefiting another 8000 students.

Students from the Institución Educativa 7216 Villa de Jesús located in Villa El Salvador participated in the “Soy Lima 2019” campaign with Lima-related slogans and dressed in red and white.

Primary school students started their previously prepared workout routine as part of the 10 minutes of physical activity promoted by the Ministry of Education. Milco, the official mascot of the Games, also attended the activity in which all students participated.

Afterwards, two primary school students performed a Gymnastics exhibition, one of the sports to be held in Villa El Salvador.

Later, a sociocultural activity supporting Olympic and Paralympic values was presented to promote sports.

“It’s important that school-age kids discover values through sports because they should be practiced in daily life,” stated María Escate, schoolteacher.

She also said that “you need to pay attention and concentrate in order to practice any sport and that also improves learning.”

Diego Palacios, Physical Education teacher, said that football, futsal and handball are also practiced at the school. He also mentioned that the Pan American and Parapan American Games will leave an infrastructure legacy but will also help promote sports. “We will be able to watch competitions and talents from other countries thanks to the Games. That will allow us to know more about other sports,” he said.  

It should be noted that karate events will be held at the Villa El Salvador Sports Center; kata will take place on August 9, and kumite on August 10 and 11. Gymnastics events will start with artistic gymnastics from July 27 to 31. Followed by rhythmic gymnastics from August 2 to 5 and trampoline events, which will take place from August 4 to 5.

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