Youth Sport Trust have reinvented their annual sports campaign as National School Sport Week at Home to unite young people and communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign builds on the charity’s #StayHomeStayActive project, which has been supporting schools, parents and young people with free resources to get young people moving while at home.
Taking place from 20-26 June, National School Sport Week at Home will give schools, families, communities and sports clubs the opportunity to take part in virtual sporting challenges.
Schools will receive free resources, such as videos and activity cards, to help plan activity for pupils and students still in school, engage young people at home and promote their involvement online and in local media.
“Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get through sport,” said Youth Sport Trust chief executive, Ali Oliver.
Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now
“Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now. After weeks of isolation we hope that YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 can help bring families, communities, schools and sports clubs back together.”
Sky Sports is helping to boost the campaign. Managing director Rob Webster said: “At Sky Sports we are all passionate about sport and the power it has to unite people. National School Sport Week at Home will help inspire schoolteachers and families all across the country to help get children active. We are delighted to be able to help supercharge the campaign.”
National governing bodies of sport will also be supporting the week, with several appointing stars of their sport as school sport champions.
For more information and to sign up to take part, visit www.youthsporttrust.org/nssw
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