School Gardens Turned into Holiday Village in Bursa


With the 'Happy Pools Happy Children' project initiated by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality last year, the school gardens were transformed into a holiday village this summer as well. While portable swimming pools are installed in 5 school gardens in 5 districts, children enjoy the fun to the fullest.

Free education for 5 children

Bringing different projects to life in Bursa for everyone from 7 to 70 years old to meet with sports and especially for the new generation to spend their free time with sports, the Metropolitan Municipality continues its fun activities for children during the summer period. The 'Happy Pools Happy Children' project, which was started last summer and attracted great interest from the citizens, continued this summer by installing portable swimming pools in 5 school gardens in 5 districts. As part of the project, portable swimming pools were installed in the garden of İnönü Secondary School in Osmangazi, Ahmet Uyar Primary School in Nilüfer, Gülhanım Karasu Primary School in Yıldırım, İkbal-Betül Ali İhsan Çilingiroğlu Secondary School in Mudanya and Martyr Mehmet Koray Pınar Secondary School in Gemlik. During the term, free basic swimming training will be given to 3 thousand children aged 6-13, consisting of 5 different groups, accompanied by 'expert trainers'. The trainings, which started on July 18, will continue until August 31.

Aquapark in the school garden

Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, who visited the swimming pool established in the garden of Gülhanım Karasu Primary School in Yıldırım district, together with Yıldırım Mayor Oktay Yılmaz, with the children and their families. sohbet he did. Citizens who took photos with the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Alinur Aktaş, thanked them for the project carried out for children. While the school garden resembles an aquapark, the children enjoyed themselves in the pools with slides. With the installation of pools in the school garden, children running to school with great enthusiasm and excitement are also enjoying the holiday.

“What we can do for our children is less”

President Alinur Aktaş, who said that more than 5000 children benefited from the 'Happy Pools Happy Children' project, which was started last summer and continued this summer, stated that they are working to spread sports to the grassroots and to ensure that children grow up with sports. Expressing that they have made investments such as sports halls, football fields and swimming pools in 17 districts, Mayor Aktaş said, “Besides, we are opening our swimming pools in different parts of the city with the 'Happy Pools, Happy Children' project. It makes us happy to be a partner in the happiness of our children and their families. More than 5000 children benefit from this activity in our different school gardens in Osmangazi, Nilüfer, Yıldırım, Mudanya and Gemlik. The event, which started on 15 July, will continue until 31 August. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the project. "What we can do for our children is less," he said.
Yıldırım Mayor Oktay Yılmaz, on the other hand, stated that they are continuing many projects in order to enable children and youth to meet with sports throughout the district. Reminding that Yıldırım Municipality has created both indoor and portable swimming pools in 8 different points of the district, Yılmaz thanked the Metropolitan Municipality for enabling the children of Yıldırım to meet with the pool within the scope of the 'Happy Pools Happy Children' project.