Tangier – The first edition of students’ cultural creativity and sports’ festival kicked off on Tuesday in Tangier.
As an initiative from the Ministry of National Education, Tangier-Asilah branch, the event entitled ‘’Activating the Role of School Life and Promoting Student’s Abilities’’ is meant to create a space for expression and exploration of budding talents in the field of culture, artistic creation and sports.
The festival, which began with a musical show and an exhibition of artwork and paintings made by students from several schools, provides many activities supervised by leading researchers, artists and educators.
In a statement to MAP on this occasion, the delegate of the National Education and Training in Tangier-Assilah, Said Bellout, indicated that the organization of this cultural event is a part of the recommendations’ implementations of the study day organized by the delegation on the activation of the role of school life, which constitute an integrating factor of student in their academic and social environment. It is a means to promote a spirit of innovation and creativity of young generations.
He added that this festival is also the result of a new partnership agreement concluded between the delegation, multiple institutions and active associations in the cultural domain. These institutions include the Writers Union of Morocco, The National Union of Theatre Professionals and the Association of Fine Arts of Tangier. All of them have provided support and expertise to mentor students in their literary and artistic creations.
This first edition will shed light on the results of these efforts of art and culture promotion by new generations, encouraging expression and cultural creativity in children, revealed Mr. Bellout.
He notes that this event focuses on the organization of sports competitions to explore young talents and promote noble values through sport.
One of the highlights of this festival is the production of a large painting of 50 m2 made out of a hundred of painted canvas drawn by students under the theme “Tangier Seen by the New Generation.”
Throughout the festival days, sports competitions of football, basketball, handball and athletics will take place before the closing, on Sunday, by a big sports show in Merchane stadium.
The program of this student festival includes conferences and round tables on the “History of Cinema,” and “Theatre and the Moroccan School” as well as workshops in drawing, theatre and cinema.
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