Lastega ja lastele

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It is Snowing All Day Long!

On the last Saturday in November, when heavy snowfall and genuine winter weather arrived in Estonia, a sports day for children living in shelters was held at Kõrvemaa Hiking and Skiing Centre. This event opened the charity campaign ‘Skis for Shelter Children’.

Over a hundred children from various shelters in Estonia took part in fun sports games, such as an aerobics session in the snow, an orienteering competition and somersaulting championships.
Professional athletes were team leaders, and coaches and sportsmen from various fields instructed the children in snowy workshops, among them Paavo Raudsepp, a former ski sprinter who now works as a coach; our friends from the Estonian Archery Association; the Orienteering Federation; and basketball players from the club Piimameister Otto/Rapla KK.

The example of professionals is always inspiring. This exciting day gave the children the experience of excelling, pulling something off and above all else building their character. While children enjoy playing, it also helps them understand the world better.

Besides their athletic friends, the children were very fond of the yeti in patchwork clothes who was the host. At home, 5-year-old Tanja and 6-year-old Angelika discussed, at great length, the AboDOminable Snowman and his jokes. One of the children’s favourites was the snow bicycle, and 4-year-old Erlend was convinced that even he could have ridden it in deep snow – he just needed someone to push from behind!

8-year-old Andre had practised jumping into snowdrifts at home and could now proudly demonstrate to the basketball players how he somersaulted into the drifts. After the event Dima and Daniil both excitedly told their carer that they would love to participate in such winter sports again. Likewise, restless little Nathan was very pleased with the event, because he could run around as much as he liked and use up all of his energy.

The children were also amazed by the beauty of nature, which made a deep impression on everyone and was a positive experience in itself. For those children who had never had the chance to travel outside of their home town – be it Narva, Tartu or Tallinn – the day was a good opportunity to see another part of Estonia with a beautiful natural environment.

A picture gallery of the event is available online at http://bit.ly/sebheategevusfond.

Triin Lumi

 

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