National School Sport Week 2011

What will your school be doing during National School Sport Week?

On week commencing 27th June 2010, schools throughout the country will be celebrating the amazing achievements in PE and school sport over the last year.

Dame Kelly Holmes will spearhead the week, which also aims to raise the profile of PE and school sport both nationally and on a local level.

Launch of National School Sport WeekThe purpose of National School Sport Week:

  • Celebrate all that has been achieved in PE and School Sport over the last year. This includes Young Peoples participation, Young Peoples achievements and talent in PE & Sport and the contribution made by young leaders and volunteers and all those enabling Young People to achieve their potential.
  • Launch new initiatives and developments in PE and School Sport. This summer we will see the launch of new impetus and innovative developments in Intra School Competition as well as the launch of the National Network of Competition Managers for inter school competition.
  • Profile all the amazing things that are happening in PE and School Sport nationally and encourage all school to raise the profile of PE & School Sport at a local level.

What activity is taking place during National School Sport Week?

  • Festivals of Sport (including TOP Sportsability, Multi skill and Multi sport festivals) Young Leaders have been trained through TOP Link (within Step into Sport) to plan and run these festivals for primary aged young people.
  • Intra school competition – led by School Sport Coordinators and supported by young leaders.
  • Inter school competition – led and organised by existing Competition Managers.
  • Local activity – innovative and creative ideas organised at a local level.

Resources available to Schools

Every family of schools (3600) within the 450 School Sport Partnerships will receive a resource pack.
The contents of the resource pack are:

  • NSSW overview booklet to include – message from Kelly, overview of NSSW, Ideas for schools on how to Celebrate, Launch and Profile, media guide for schools, signposting to TOP link resources, Intra school competition and inter school competition resources.
  • Pack of 6 posters.
  • Bunting.
  • Sportsmanship and fair play cards.