National School Sport Week at Home: Active Fusion backs campaign

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National School Sport Week at Home: Active Fusion backs campaign to ensure no child misses out.

Active Fusion is preparing to join the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports in helping young people and families up and down the country to engage in a week of virtual sporting challenges.

With young people set to miss out on a school sports day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust’s annual National School Sport Week campaign is being opened up to parents and families, having been reinvented as National School Sport Week at Home.

Taking place from 20th to 26th June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the chance to capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing.

School Games Organiser for Active Fusion, Hannah Lane, said: “Active Fusion will be taking part in the week by sharing challenges that coaches will be completing and uploading, before sharing the involvement of schools in our local area.

“It would be great to see lots of individuals, families and schools in Doncaster actively taking part in as many challenges as possible. We would love to shout about the town’s involvement and enjoyment, so if you take part, let us know.”

In previous years, National School Sport Week has seen thousands of schools join in a week-long celebration of school sport and Physical Education, and their important role enhancing young people’s wellbeing.

This year, Sky Sports has teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust to supercharge the campaign, helping to inspire families across the country to take part.

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, said: “The Youth Sport Trust is thrilled to see supporters like Active Fusion are backing National School Sport Week at Home to ensure no child misses out on their school sports day this summer.

“Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get through sport. Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now.

“After weeks of isolation we hope that YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 can help bring families, communities, schools and sports clubs back together.”

Anyone can register to take part and will receive videos and activity cards to help them plan a series of challenges across the week for their families, neighbours, friends or colleagues.

For more information about the event, click here.

To register your interest and to sign up for the National School Sport Week at Home, please click here.