National Schools Sports Week collection

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.