National School Sport Week at Home: Reds in the Community backs campaign to ensure no child misses out

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

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

Taking place from 20 to 26 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.

Reds in the Community will be taking part in the week by [Insert organisation info about involvement].

Kieron Campbell, head of Sports Participation & Health said:

Here at Reds in the Community, we are looking forward to supporting the National School Sports Week Campaign. We understand the power of sport in improving the wellbeing of young people and through our contribution we hope to inspire and motivate young people to be active. Throughout the week we will be releasing inclusive activities that young people can participate in, whether they are currently at school or at home with family. All the activities have been designed to ensure they need minimal pieces of equipment and space to engage with.

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. This builds on a long-term relationship between the broadcaster and charity.

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:

“The Youth Sport Trust is thrilled to see supporters like [insert organisation name] 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.”