Housebuilder offering London primary schools free Team GB packs to help with sports days

Infant and primary schools in London are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge thanks to a link-up between the national Olympic committee and a leading housebuilder.

The British Olympic Association, partnered with Persimmon Homes in January 2019, as it prepares for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

As part of the partnership, there are hundreds of inspiring Team GB sports day packs to be handed out to local primary schools to help pupils celebrate the Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship. The events will be held in collaboration with the British Olympic Foundation’s youth engagement programme, Get Set, created to inspire a generation of young people.

Damian Seddon, spokesman for Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We have always believed in supporting the communities where we build and have a history of helping grassroot sports, which includes activities run by schools.

“The summer term is always a busy time, and thanks to our partnership with Team GB, we hope these packs will add a bit of extra excitement to one of the biggest days in every schools’ calendar.

“Infant and primary schools just need to email us to apply for a sports day pack and one will be sent out to them, providing the essentials needed to give their school sports day a special Team GB twist.”

The packs include a Team GB sports day schedule, a selection of Team GB stickers, sports day posters, a winner’s certificate and three further certificates to celebrate students who show the Olympic Values, together with a Team GB bunting activity sheet to help decorate the sports field, and a sports day reporting activity sheet to help pupils create their own news articles.

Schools wishing to apply should email providing their school name and address.

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