In the period 11-13 September 2020, in Koprivshtitsa was held #BeActive weekend – School Park Fest “Breathe Free”, organized by the Association of Bulgarians suffering from asthma, allergies and COPD /ABBA/, Bulgarian sports development association /BSDA/, Independent Theater Company “Empty Space” and Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity – Sofia, with the assistance of Boris Podgorski, Municipal Councilor and Koprivshtitsa Municipality.
In the yard of the old school in Koprivshtitsa, the children of the city had the opportunity to participate in sports games and educational workshops, which aimed to strengthen the physical, psychological and emotional health of children.
A workshop for physical activity and health included relay and traditional outdoor games for children from 5 years old. up to 12 years and young people from 13 years to 19 years, which took place within the project # Back2Track, aiming to include physically inactive children and youth in sports activities, and in the music and theater workshop for children from 4 to 14 years joined the actress Nadezhda Panayotova, who gave her voice to some of Walt Disney’s favorite cartoon characters in Bulgarian (Elsa from the Frozen Kingdom, Marinette from the Ladybug and the Black Cat, Rapunzel from Rapunzel and the Robber). There was also an organized hiking as part of the Hike Together project, during which the participants in the hike enjoyed the fabulous nature around the city.
The children also took part in the children’s charity initiative “Save the Icon” of the Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity of Christ with Velina Andonova, Master of Theology. The book “I breathe freely”, published jointly by ABBA and BSDA, was presented.