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.
- Build up buzz ahead of July’s opening ceremony by introducing the Olympics to the classroom with this starter PowerPoint.
- 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.
- A great list of fun but manageable versions of Olympic sports for younger children.
- A gruelling assault course or a decathlete’s dream, these sporting activities could easily be adapted to create a mini-Olympics.
- A chance for students to show off their individual all-round sporting prowess with a mini-heptathlon challenge.
- Help students understand disabilities and Paralympic sport with this mini-Paralympics project.
- Flags and country-specific music will greet budding Olympians on their entry to the arena as part of this mini-Olympics day plan.
- A simplified mini-sports day plan which takes Olympic sports and modifies them for primary-age children to enjoy.
- No Olympic Games would be complete without its medals, and these templates can be printed and laminated for a more authentic effect.
- Let everyone know when sports day is happening with this poster.
- Technique and skill refinement guides for athletic events that could be used to inspire a sports day for secondary students.