Aalsmeer – Good news for all primary school students in the municipality of Aalsmeer. Last week they received the ‘Sjors booklets’ from Sjors Sportief and Sjors Creatief. This allows them to discover many different sports and cultural activities throughout the school year, often for free. After the first successful edition at the beginning of 2022, there is now a Sjors booklet for the entire school year 2022-2023.
From badminton and gymnastics to dancing and scouting: thanks to Sjors Sportief and Sjors Creatief, primary school students in Aalsmeer can discover without obligation which sport or creative activity suits them best. Last week they received the ‘Sjorsboekje’. That is full of activities that they can often discover for free.
Getting to know sports and culture
Sjors Sportief and Sjors Creatief are an initiative of Team Sportservice in collaboration with regional sports associations, cultural organizations and other activity providers. Esther de Heij, project coordinator: “Both Team Sportservice and the municipality of Aalsmeer find it important that as many children as possible are introduced to sports and culture. Sjors makes it possible for primary school students to discover the versatile range of sports and cultural activities in our municipality. Without having to become a member right away. And in most cases it’s free too.”
The Sjors formula
Sjors is already being deployed for the second time in the municipality of Aalsmeer. In addition to Aalsmeer and Kudelstaart, the formula has already proven itself in more than 130 municipalities in the Netherlands. A user-friendly digital registration system ensures that children can easily register for trial lessons at a sports club or cultural institution. At the same time, it offers sports and culture providers an excellent opportunity to attract new, young members.
Register for activities
The offer is presented in the Sjorsboekje, which pupils from groups 1 to 8 of all primary schools in Aalsmeer have taken home with them at school. De Heij: “You can register for the activities via the website www.noordhollandactief.nl. I have every confidence that it will be a success. Hopefully the number of registrations exceeds our expectations.”