Minister of Education and Science, Dimitri Shashkini opened a stadium in Tbilisi Public School №165. Education and Science Infrastructure Development Agency of MES implemented the construction workings of the stadium that is in compliance with modern standards.
New stadium gives opportunity to hold the complex lessons in football, basketball and volleyball. Around 100 similar open stadiums and gyms will be refurbished from the next academic year. In the nearest future, all Tbilisi public schools will be supported with renovated infrastructure for the sports lessons.
Refurbishing open stadiums and gyms is very important for implementation of the planned innovations that envisages replacing physical fitness lessons with sports classes throughout the whole country. The project will be launched from the next academic year.
Project that was initiated by the President was piloted and developed in 48 selected schools throughout Georgia. Several sports base already existed in these schools and they were selected according to this criterion in order to begin the project implementation.
Based on the changes in National Curriculum, that reflects integration of physical education, different types of sports and development healthy way of life, new project will be implemented in all public schools from 2010-2011 academic years.