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National School Sport Week at Home

17 June 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

National School Sport Week at Home: Philips High School backs campaign to ensure no child misses out on sports day

Philips High School are 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 their main school sports day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust is taking it’s annual National School Sport Week campaign beyond the school gates to parents and families – 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.

With social distancing in place, pupils and staff at Philips High School will be taking part in the week by performing 1 different exercise per day, you will need to perform each exercise 3 times for 1 minute each time (have a rest in-between) and record your best result on the results sheet provided –


Exercises –

  1. Sat 20th – Squat Jump Challenge
  2. Sun 21st – Star Jump Challenge
  3. Mon 22nd – Press Up Challenge
  4. Tues 23rd – Speed Bounce Challenge
  5. Wed 24th – Climb the Mountain Challenge
  6. Thurs 25th – Tuck in Tuck Out Challenge
  7. Fri 26th – Burpees Challenge

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 that Philips High School 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.

Please follow us on social media and send us any videos that you take throughout the week –

Twitter – @Philips_High_PE

Instagram – @philipshighschoolpe

The official hashtag for the campaign is #NSSWtogether

For more information and to sign up to take part in this summer’s National School Sport Week at Home go to: www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home.

Yours sincerely

Mr P Carinci

Head of Physical Education

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