DescriptionDelivered in partnership with Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) and Youth Sport Trust (YST), the Commonwealth Connections project forms part of the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee’s Youth and Education programme aiming to use sport and art to create connections between young people on shared Commonwealth values.
Participating schools from the West Midlands are represented across the following seven local authorities: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton.
They are partnered with schools in ten Commonwealth Countries: Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Zambia.
Schools in the programme and supported and mentored by five YST Athletes who competed in previous Commonwealth Games:
- Tom Davis, Judo
- Steve Frew, Gymnastics
- Liz Johnson, Swimming
- Lesley Owusu, Athletics
- Jenney Wallwork, Badminton
Your school can get involved with the Commonwealth Games 2022 Schools Resource, designed by the Youth Sport Trust in collaboration with The British Council. The activities are designed for schools, with or without a partner, to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth’s ongoing work to improve the lives of its citizens.
For further information, please contact:
Development Manager, Innovation Projects