Ričardas Nekriošius was one of the athletes inspiring Lithuanian children for Olympic Month ©LTOK

The National Olympic Committee of Lithuania (LTOK) has rolled out its Olympic education platform to primary school students with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the Ministry of Health.

Over the four weeks of projects to celebrate Olympic Month - which started on October 4 - pupils are involved in physical activity, healthy eating, emotional health and cooperation classes.

Athletes are also introducing topics to the more than 30,000 children, with these being runners Eglė Balčiūnaitė and Vaida Žūsinaitė-Nekriošienė; rower Dovydas Nemeravičius and canoiest Ričardas Nekriošius.

"The Olympic Month project involves many Lithuanian children and introduces them to important topics from an early age," said Diana Nausėdienė, First Lady of Lithuania and wife to President Gitanas Nausėda.

"I am very pleased that so many teachers and parents understand the importance of the project and are eagerly joining it.

"Getting acquainted with the topics of emotional health, healthy eating habits, cooperation and maintaining physical activity and helping to realise its benefits as early as in primary school is very important for the development of strong personalities."

Children are encouraged to participate in these topics from home and during breaks in school too.

First Lady of Lithuania Diana Nausėdienė awarded 10 physical education teachers ©Getty Images
First Lady of Lithuania Diana Nausėdienė awarded 10 physical education teachers ©Getty Images

On the eve of International Teachers' Day and at the start of the Olympic Month education programme, the Best Physical Education Teachers Awards were given out.

A total of 10 teachers were recognised for their contribution.

LTOK also held an Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), an initiative developed by the International Olympic Committee.

It was the fourth year it was held in a row.

LTOK was one of the first National Olympic Committees to have the programme translated into its national language.

There is expected to be as many as 10 OVEP training sessions in Lithuania throughout October and November.