Alperton Community School is preparing to join the Youth Sport Trust, schools, teachers, and parents across the UK to get behind a national campaign this summer.
After the huge disruption of the past two years, National School Sport Week is back running under the theme of Belonging – a place in sport for every child. Between 20 and 26 June, the campaign is asking that when it comes to school sport there is a role for every young person.
A survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust showed that 91% of primary and 63% of secondary pupils said being active helps them learn, but school sport and PE is still not valued within society and often the first to be squeezed from curriculum.
Alison Oliver MBE, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said: “School sport should be an important part of every child’s education and development. But for too many children this isn’t happening. They are left feeling alienated by sport, that it isn’t for them, and they don’t have a place to belong within it.
We hope that this campaign will help students find a place to belong and connect through the power of play and sport. It has so much to offer, developing life skills like communication, empathy, teamwork and resilience.
Alperton Community School will be taking part in the event to encourage everyone to be more active, have fun and take part in sport with their friends and families between 20 and 26 June.