Physical activity

Dear Parent,

How do you fancy challenging friends, family or neighbours to some fun, virtual sporting activities this summer?

At national children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, we are determined to ensure that young people stay active and connected through this difficult time. We’ve been helping families do this with our daily #StayHomeStayActive activities since March and now we’re challenging the public to go one step further by joining us in our first ever National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by Sky Sports.

Taking place from 20-26 June, the week will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to take part in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they may be missing out on and the Youth Sport Trust is delighted that Sky Sports will be helping to supercharge the campaign.

How do I find out more?

Registering couldn’t be simpler. Just go to our website and click on the link for parents. You will be asked a couple of questions as you register about who you might challenge and how many people you would like to get involved.

After signing up we will provide you with free and easy-to-use resources to help plan your week of National School Sport Week at Home Activity, set challenges for your families, friends and neighbours, and shout about it online.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the growing number of people who will be running, jumping and throwing their way to glory from 20-26 June.

Activities Ideas click here for more information.


Gateshead school sports partnership have provided useful resources to help parents during this time

to provide ideas for physical activities.

Please click on the link to their site:
Parents can follow them on Social Media below as they are posting daily challenges as well as
loads of other activities, resources and competitions – you’ll see them posting Morning, Afternoon
and Evening!
Facebook – @GatesheadSSP
Twitter – @GatesheadSSP
Instagram – @GatesheadSSP
They are also sharing Health & Wellbeing specific resources via their Gateshead Schools Health &
Wellbeing Service Twitter Account @Gatesheadhws