Hundreds of thousands of young people will took part in physical activities in schools, nurseries and at home last week as part of the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) National School Sport Week.
Marking a decade of the children’s charity’s annual week, it is today launching its best yet celebration of PE and school sport in a bid to hook children and young people on a lifelong love of movement. It comes just weeks after latest figures show childhood obesity to be the biggest issue of our time with more than a third of children in England overweight or obese by the time they finish primary school.
The benefits of being active and enjoying sport at school go far beyond the playing field. High quality PE at school can build lifelong skills of teamwork, character and resilience that will stand any young person in good stead for the future.
We want to encourage all young people to get into the healthy habit of playing sport and to foster a love of sport and physical activity from an early age.
Wood Green Academy ran their own National School Sports Week last week with all students (1500) taking part in an athletics competition throughout to gain points for their individual houses towards Sports Day.