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Announcing the Next Elementary Global Montessori Games in Sofia

July 18, 2023
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Returning to its roots, the Global Montessori Games for elementary students is preparing for its second edition. In 2018, founders Jeroen Gremmen and Roelant Wijngaards met Aiden Bloodworth in Sofia, Bulgaria, and conceived the idea of organizing events for Montessori enthusiasts worldwide.

Having successfully held editions in The Netherlands, Norway, and Italy, with upcoming events scheduled in Mexico and Bolivia, it is now Bulgaria’s turn to welcome like-minded individuals from around the globe.

From October 6th to October 12th, 2024, two schools, Bulgarsko Shkolo and 191 OU Otets Paisii, will join forces to host this grand event, known as GMG. Montessori schools worldwide are cordially invited to participate. Students aged 9 to 12 will have the opportunity to stay with local families, who will play a vital role in showcasing Bulgarian culture and customs.

The essence of this event lies in building a peaceful and improved world through the practice of sports and the forging of new friendships. Students, teachers, and school leaders alike will have the chance to deepen their understanding of different countries and cultures by working collaboratively, exchanging ideas, and sharing their unique practices.

The focus is not on competition or winning prizes, but on unity and active participation in sports, embracing the Olympic spirit of enjoyment, friendship, solidarity, and fair play. We have already received considerable interest and extend our warm welcome to schools worldwide, hoping for a diverse representation of countries, continents, and cultures. To secure your spot, we encourage you to express your interest as early as possible.

Let us come together under the banner of PEACE,

Global Association of Montessori Education and Sport