Children won’t miss out on School Sports Days with a week of virtual competition as YST and Sky Sports release a supercharged week of resources.
The annual National School Sport Week campaign takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing.
This year, Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports will run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country – families, schools, sport and businesses – in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.
The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges – helping them to connect in an unprecedented period of school closures and social distancing.
The campaign builds on the #StayHomeStayActive campaign which has been supporting schools, parents and young people with daily free resources to get young people moving and enjoying the PE curriculum while at home.
How it works
YST will provide everyone who registers with free videos and activity cards to help you plan a series of challenges across National School Sport Week at Home. You will receive these well in advance of the week itself so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your activities.
The active challenges will all have an emphasis on togetherness, inclusivity and wellbeing. They will be things you can do within the home, and where you can engage in straightforward virtual competition with friends, neighbours and family outside your home.
We will also provide you with ideas for sharing your challenges online during the week using the hashtag #NSSWtogether.
Anyone can register to take part in National School Sport Week. Simply click one of the options below to get started: