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Last minute ideas to celebrate National School Sport Week

20 June 2017


At Playforce we’re always on the look out for new dates for our diaries that help us encourage children to get outside and active. This month, we’re really looking forward to celebrating National School Sport Week, an event designed to encourage pupils to be more active and #celebratePE.

Run by the Youth Sport Trust, National School Sport Week is taking place 26th - 30th June 2017. Last year over 5,000 schools and 1.8 million pupils took part, celebrating everything that is great about PE and school sport. 

Want to find out more? This Storify highlights the best bits from 2016 and is packed with ideas for this year’s event.  

It’s easy to get involved for 2017. Schools can simply register here, while nurseries should sign up here. Once registered you’ll have access to a wealth of resources, including a guide to planning your activities, downloadable certificates and pledges for your pupils and an opportunity to win a school visit from a star athlete by tweeting or Instagramming your best NSSW themed photos.  

National School Sports Week might be very soon but it doesn’t mean it’s too late to organise some events to help you #celebratePE. Why not try some of these ideas to get a quick fix of school sports…

Host a mini Olympics
Set the stage and turn your normal PE lesson into a mini Olympics event. Add a little healthy competition to your normal sports activities and give your children a chance to compete for a prize. Keep the events running throughout National School Sport Week and host a Closing Ceremony on the Friday - a fantastic opportunity to celebrate healthy activity and bring the whole school together. 

Incorporate PE across the curriculum
Getting outside and active doesn’t have to be a big event, simply take some of your lessons to the playground and find fun ways to get moving. Need a little inspiration? Check out our great guides to taking maths and science outdoors making your playground equipment an extension of the classroom. You’ll be playing number hunts and conducting experiments in no time. 

Think outside the box
Celebrating PE doesn’t have to mean relay races and ball games, there are plenty of other ways to get your sports fix. Hold a yoga class for children or give boxing a go. Introducing new sports to the children could be an opportunity to expand your PE lessons in the long run and find out what really gets them moving.

If National School Sports Week has inspired you to re-think how you deliver sports at your school, our new School Sports Brochure is the perfect place to start. Packed with guidance, tips and tricks, it contains everything you need to boost sports in your school and nursery. Email sales@playforce.co.uk to request a copy and keep an eye out for one of our hidden medals for your chance to win a prize! 

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