National School Sport Week

YST National School Sport Week
YST National School Sport Week 2019, now in its 11th year, takes place from 24-28 June. Our theme for 2019 is Five Ways to Wellbeing: being active, connecting, giving back, taking notice and learning. National School Sport Week will return in June 2020.

Too many young people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of sport and play that would improve their health and wellbeing and equip them with the skills to thrive.

To turn this around we need like-minded schools, teachers, parents, young people and others to join together and show why PE and sport have an essential role to play in every young person’s development.

We're delighted that Batman, Decathlon, Everything Branded and David Lloyd are partnering YST National School Sport Week 2019. We are also supported by a huge number of organisations, including UK Athletics, England Netball, Swim England, Association for PE (AfPE) and the Jo Cox Foundation. You can see a full list of our supporters for 2019 here.

What's involved?

This year we are asking you to pledge your commitment to the wellbeing of all young people through PE and sport.

After you register you will receive a toolkit containing ideas about how to make the most of the week as well as information to help you think about how you can showcase your activities through PR and social media.

This year’s National School Sport Week also sees us partnering with YST Ambassador and endurance athlete Ben Smith who runs both the 401 Foundation (Charity) and the 401 Challenge (Company). Ben’s next amazing endeavour, 'USA 2020 Challenge', will see him running marathons in all 50 states and cycling between them. He will be aiming to complete the 18,500 mile trek in 104 days – finishing during YST National School Sport Week 2020.

Registering for National School Sport Week will give you the opportunity to be among the first to hear about how your school could get involved in USA 2020 Challenge, through a year-long education programme built around the five ways to wellbeing. Details of the programme and how to get involved will be unveiled at the start of the week.

Remember to join in with the conversation on social media using #NSSW. For the chance to win an Athlete Mentor visit, simply register for National School Sport Week, then share your photos and videos of your school demonstrating the five ways to wellbeing. You can send them to us @YouthSportTrust whilst using the hashtag. Good luck!