Coevorden is catching up with the corona backlog with red containers

To boost children’s social skills and to get them moving again, the government has made a bag of money available. The so-called National Education Program is for schools and municipalities.

Primary school Sint Theresia will receive a red container from the municipality of Coevorden with games that children can do together. It is the first to be awarded, after which all other primary schools in the municipality may receive one.

“School mainly has the money to take steps in education, and we have focused on the social-emotional aspect,” explains alderman Jeroen Huizing. That is mainly about cooperation and movement, he agrees. “We also train schoolyard coaches. These are older students who can help younger students. We want to achieve lasting results.”

More money is available for schools and childcare organizations than is initially paid out. Residents with good ideas can also report to these authorities. “There’s still room for that in the jars,” laughs the alderman. “When it comes to working together and being on the move, it can be anything.”