National School Sport Week

Backwards egg and spoon race anyone? It is that time of year again, School Sport Week! A time to embrace your competitive side, win points for your team and get healthy.

National School Sport Week takes place from June 25 and is a celebration of all things sport related. Thousands of schools and nearly two million children take part in the UK.

We have a huge range of articles about health and sport in our PHSE curriculum archive and cartoon archive including cartoons about contact sports and sugar.

Did you know that being active or taking up a sport can help you make new friends, relieve stress and improve your confidence? All great reasons for you to get involved in this week.

You can find inspiration for your school’s sport day and join thousands of other schools by going to the National School Sport Week website. In previous years, schools have played goal ball, sitting volleyball, gone on 3k walks and fun runs, and held football competitions.

The Youth Sport Trust has more information and activity ideas for celebrating School Sport Week.

Next week, join schools across the UK who are getting outside or finding original ways to get active.

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Watch this short speech from Nelson Mandela about the power of sport. Do you agree with him?


  1. Design a poster to celebrate the benefits of getting outdoors and active this National School Sport Week.
  2. In groups, choreograph a dance routine and present it to the rest of your class.
  3. Get active every day for National School Sport Week. Keep a diary of the different activities you have done every day.