National School Sport Week takes place between the 19 June - 25 of June 2021.
British Organisation is supporting the Youth Sport Trust, schools, teachers, and parents across the UK to get behind a national summer of school sports days after a year in which young people had their worlds turned upside down.
School sports days and competitions were all but cancelled last year amid the global pandemic.
Since young people returned to school, the Youth Sport Trust has been working with other sports organisations to help promote an active recovery – harnessing the power of sport and play to help young people to reconnect and recover.
Now the children’s charity has announced its annual campaign, National School Sport Week, is back running under the theme of Together Again. It wants to encourage as many schools, families, and communities as possible to pledge to holding a Together Again school sport day between 19 and 25 June.
The week-long celebration will champion the return of youth sport and its power to bring people back together. This is done through sports days being held up and down the UK. This year's theme is 'Together Again', and the Youth Sport Trust are urging school, teachers, and parents to get involved by holding sporting events throughout the week.
The main goal of this event is to highlight how important school sport is for children's mental and physical health. By organising school events such as sports days, you're showing children all the great benefits to taking part in sport.
Orienteering is an exciting sport that exercises the body and mind.
British Orienteering has a wide range of FREE Orienteering resources and activities to download from the British Orienteering website to help schools, families, and communities celebrate and join in the fun of National School Sport Week which starts tomorrow (19 June).
British Orienteering have also worked alongside the School Games to develop a new set of free orienteering resources to help in the recovery of getting children back active and giving them positive experiences in sport.
Free resources include:
For Primary Schools
Your School Games - Orienteering - Score competition
Orienteering: Score competition is an orienteering event that involves children visiting as many controls as possible on a map, in an allotted time.
Your School Games - Orienteering - Matching Symbols Relay
Orienteering: Matching Symbols Relay is a fast and easy introduction to basic orienteering symbols through a fun team relay game!
Your School Games - Orienteering - Tri-O - Introductory activities.
Orienteering: Tri-O package of Introductory orienteering activities.
For Secondary Schools
The Youth Sport Trust would like as many schools as possible to take part in this event. To sign up, you can follow this link. If you would like to register your interest as a parent, take a look at this page.
Find out more about National School Sports Week here.
Don't forget to share your orienteering photos throughout the week with British Orienteering on our social media.
We can't wait to see orienteering activities taking place across the UK as part of National School Sports Week.