Youth Sport Trust: Charity Campaign Aims to get 1 million Children doing School Sport

Youth Sport Trust: Charity Campaign Aims to get 1 million Children doing School Sport

Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 14:43

The UK is facing a 'new pandemic' of loneliness, rising mental health needs, and childhood inactivity. The Youth Sport Trust is asking teachers, parents and organisations across the UK to help every child find a place to belong during National School Sport Week this summer. The annual campaign is back between 20th - 26th June.

The charity have released a video following three video stories voiced by 21-year-old Elodie Fleet who sits on the Youth Sport Trust's Youth Board, Claire Coates, a Head Teacher Ambassador from Griffydam Primary School in Coalville, and Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimmer Adam Whitehead. The video stories aim to bring to life the theme of the campaign - 'Belonging - a place in sport for every child'.

During National School Sports Week, the Youth Sport Trust will run a series of 60-second interactive challenges in exchange for charitable donations to help schools foster a sense of belonging and encourage children to have fun. Everyone who signs up to National School Sports Week will receive free resources from the Youth Sport Trust, including ideas on how to raise awareness of the importance of school sport and be an advocate for it, and invited to join in the fun ' a Day' interactive fundraising challenge .

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