Žogarija City Municipality of Ljubljana

City Municipality of Ljubljana allowed all Ljubljana elementary schools to participate in Žogarija. We organized the first event at the Congress Square in September. To meet the wishes of certain schools we scheduled part 2 for December and held two events. We would hereby like to mention and express our gratitude to the Principals of Alojzija Šuštarja Elementary and Sostro Elementary for their immaculate organization, great affection and selfless help we received in every step we took. Also, we would like to thank their students for giving us a hand during the stage installation. They were just as hardworking when the stage was to be disassembled and its parts removed and loaded into a lorry. They were exceptional. We would also like to express our deep gratitude to Prof. Petra Filipič and Prof. Uroš Kermavt for the organization and great affection they showed for the event in Alojzija Šuštarja Elementary, as well as Prof. Škafar Gregorje for his excellent organization of Žogarija in Sostro Elementary.

In 2017 we and the City Municipality of Ljubljana presented the new and extended Project of Žogarija – City Municipality of Ljubljana for the first time, when we invited 51 elementary schools from Ljubljana to take part. The competitions involved four groups, so half of the schools took part. We streamed the events online so that you could watch them live, and the videos are still available on the YouTube channel (browse „Žogarija live“).

The schools which were most successful during the qualification matches advanced to the next competition part (Ljubljana finals), which took place on March 23, 2018 in Sostro Elementary. As it happens every year, the school which won the Ljubljana finals made it through to the Slovenian finals, which is scheduled for September 7, 2018 at Lake Bled.

In addition to the competition part, this year we have collaborated with the CML, Department for Sport, and Institute for the Development of Sport Spolint to organize seminars and lectures for pedagogues and students, with Fair Play as the main subject Žogarija most intensively promotes. In autumn we will organize waste paper collection action for all Ljubljana elementary schools and kindergartens.