School Sport Week kicks off

Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week is now underway. Britain’s biggest school sporting event will see nearly 14,000 schools and 5 million children take part in an exciting week-long celebration of school sport.

Schools will be bringing the magic and anticipation of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to their classrooms, sports halls and playing fields, inspiring young people to do more sport.

Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms ensured the event kicked off in style at The City Academy in Bristol on Monday, 28th June.

Badminton player Emms – who was on the podium at the 2004 Games in Athens – was on hand to put 400 children through their paces at the Olympic-themed multi-sport event.

There are all sorts of activities planned. From Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Torch Relays and inter and intra school competitions, children across England and Wales will be trying new Olympic and Paralympic sports, making their own Sports Pledge and learning about the Values of the Games.

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