Scotland starts special week of sport

Thousands of young people in Scotland are gearing up for a special week of sport as Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week gets underway.

Thousands of young people in Scotland are gearing up for a special week of sport as Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week gets underway.

Delivered in partnership with sportscotland - the national agency for sport - through their Active Schools Network, Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week is a week-long sporting celebration for schools, inspired by the power and inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2011, more than 330,000 young people took part in Scotland's biggest school sport event.

The 2012 week takes place from 11 - 15 June 2012 and this year the theme is all schools staging their own Games.

Registered schools have received access to some helpful resources to help bring the excitement of London 2012 to their school, including how to stage your own Games, host a Torch Relay, plan an Opening and Closing Ceremony and how to engage young people in a wide range of sports.

Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week not only encourages, inspires and motivates young people to get involved in sport, but can be used across the curriculum to create excitement around the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and help young people live the Values of the Games.

Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, gets underway in England and Wales from 25 - 29 June with around 4-million young people expected to get involved in the week.

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