National School Sport Week returns

The Youth Sport Trust is inviting schools and early years providers to register to take part in National School Sport Week

Hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK will take part in a week-long celebration of play and sport this June, thanks to national children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.

The charity has launched its annual National School Sport Week (NSSW), which takes place between 25 to 29 June.

Now in its 10th year, the charity is encouraging as many schools and young people as possible to join in with this year’s theme ‘celebrating the role of play and sport in education’.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive Officer at the Youth Sport Trust, said:

We are really excited to this year be celebrating a decade of delivering National School Sport Week. Play, PE and sport hold the key to opening so many doors for young people so we are proud to be celebrating its transformative powers and the great work many schools are doing.

“This year we are also campaigning to transform secondary physical education and its place in the curriculum. Like English and Maths, PE should be part of the bedrock of a good education which equips young people with vital skills to nurture wellbeing, get them ready to learn, and develop the life skills needed for employment.

The charity is joining forces with a number of partners including Entertainment One’s PJ Masks, the FA, BBC, and Premier League to get as many young people moving as possible.

It has never been more important to showcase the importance of play, PE and school sport: delivered in the right way they hold the potential to address declining physical, social and emotional wellbeing among children and support them to achieve more both in and outside the classroom.

Free resource cards for children and young people aimed at early years, primary and secondary schools have been provided by the Youth Sport Trust and its partners to celebrate the week and try new activities to keep them active.

WIN

There will also be the chance for schools to win a visit from one of the Youth Sport Trust’s inspirational athlete mentors over the course of the week by sharing their best photos on social media celebrating the role of play and sport in education in line with this year’s theme.

You can enter by following five simple steps.

1. Register to take part in our National School Sport Week via www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week

2. Read the competition terms and conditions here

3. Create your best photo which depicts young people celebrating the role of play and sport in education on NSSW

4. Share it with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #NSSW and tag us in before the deadline (29 June at 10.30am)

5. Enjoy all that NSSW brings and being part of a movement to get children and young people moving more

 

For more information and to register to take part visit www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week

Keep up to date by following #NSSW across our social media channels.

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