National School Sports Week is back!

Posted 23rd April 2024

Get ready to mark your calendars because the Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sports Week is back for 2024, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever!

Powered by Monster Kickabout from Sports Direct, this year's celebration promises to ignite the field with passion, energy, and the spirit of football. We're inviting all the School Games network to join us in spreading the word and encouraging as many schools as possible to sign up and benefit from the amazing resources available.

What is National School Sports Week?

From 17 – 23 June, National School Sports Week will once again take centre stage, dedicated to promoting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of children and young people through 60 minutes a day of PE, sport, and play. Since its inception in 2008, National School Sports Week has been the heartbeat of promoting PE, physical activity, and school sports, helping to nurture young talents to reach their full potential.

Why encourage participation?

Participating in National School Sports Week isn't just about scoring goals or winning races; it's about fostering a culture of health, wellbeing, and inclusivity within your school community. By getting involved, you'll not only encourage your students to lead healthier, more active lives but also promote teamwork, leadership, and resilience—all essential skills for success in school and beyond.

By registering for National School Sports Week, schools will gain FREE access to a treasure trove of resources, lesson plans, and activity ideas co-created by Youth Sport Trust, Sports Direct, and the brilliant minds from North Kent College. Plus, schools that register before 3rd June, will be entered into the random draw to WIN 1 of 2024 FREE equipment packs, with footballs, bibs, and a printed resource pack.

Sign up today!

Ali Oliver, CEO at Youth Sport Trust said:

"We're delighted to be launching National School Sports Week in partnership with Sports Direct for 2024. With Monster Kickabout as the theme, we want to use the backdrop of the Euros, Olympics, and Paralympics this summer to inspire children to not only kick footballs but play fun games like kick-tennis and foot-golf! It promises to be an amazing, fun-filled week."


Fundraising for a Cause

But wait, there's more! National School Sports Week isn't just about getting active; it's also an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people across the country. Throughout the week, we encourage schools, organisations and families to participate in fundraising activities to support the Youth Sport Trust's mission of using the power of play and sport to change lives. Whether it's a sponsored run, a bake sale, or a fun sports-themed event, every contribution counts!

Sports Star Friday

One highlight of National School Sports Week is Sports Star Friday, a special day dedicated to celebrating young people's love for sport and play. On Friday, June 21st, we invite all to organise a sporty-themed dress-up day, where students can come dressed as their favourite sporting heroes or don their sports gear and participate in fun activities. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase school spirit, promote physical activity, and raise funds for a great cause!

Visit our Just Giving page to find out more:

Join the Movement Today!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of something truly special. We are encouraging Schools, Organisations and individuals to sign up and champion 60 active minutes!

Join us for National School Sports Week 2024, together, let's make a difference—one kick, jump, and sprint at a time!

Ready to get started? You will find useful tips, tricks and promotional assets linked under the Related Files area on the right hand side!