National Schools Sports Week

With the Games heading to London for the first time since 1948, it is no surprise that this year’s National School Sport Week (25-29 June) has a distinctly Olympic flavour to it. Get your students to play sports and capture the spirit of the Games with these sports day activity plans.

The Olympic Games 2012 PowerPoint

Build up buzz ahead of July’s opening ceremony by introducing the Olympics to the classroom with this starter PowerPoint.

2012 Olympic/Paralympic Values

Discover the values that make for a powerful athlete and an even stronger human being.


A fitting accompaniment to the Olympic Values, this video, brimming with sports personalities, discusses the moral values that underpin the sporting world.

Let’s have fun: Mini-Olympics

A great list of fun but manageable versions of Olympic sports for younger children.

Assault course activities

A gruelling assault course or a decathlete’s dream, these sporting activities could easily be adapted to create a mini-Olympics.

Mini-Olympics heptathlon

A chance for students to show off their individual all-round sporting prowess with a mini-heptathlon challenge.

Paralymic festival

Help students understand disabilities and Paralympic sport with this mini-Paralympics project.

Sports day plan

Flags and country-specific music will greet budding Olympians on their entry to the arena as part of this mini-Olympics day plan.

Sports for the young ones

A simplified mini-sports day plan which takes Olympic sports and modifies them for primary-age children to enjoy.

Gold silver bronze ribbons

No Olympic Games would be complete without its medals, and these templates can be printed and laminated for a more authentic effect.

Sporting announcement

Let everyone know when sports day is happening with this poster.

Athletics skill guide

Technique and skill refinement guides for athletic events that could be used to inspire a sports day for secondary students.