National School Sport Week at Home - Saturday 20 June - Friday 26 June
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:11
- Children won't miss out on school sports days as charity announces virtual week of competition. Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports team up to unite the country through sport this summer for National School Sport Week At Home
- 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, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to 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.
It will be supercharged by Sky Sports who will be helping to inspire families across the country to take part. Read the launch announcement.
The campaign builds on the Youth Sport Trust's #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
Everyone who registers will receive 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. They will also provide you with ideas for sharing your challenges online during the week using the hashtag #NSSWtogether.
Register here – schools, parents or organisations can register and will receive tailored packs to support.