Inspire, Share and Celebrate
This year we want more schools than ever to be part of our flagship event, National Sporting Heritage Day, which takes place on 30th September.
This year’s theme is ‘Inspire, Share and Celebrate’ and will focus on inter-generational activities and learning; using sporting heritage collections and stories to encourage conversations across generations and inspire young people to learn about the sporting pioneers that came before them.
This is fantastic opportunity for a summer holiday project or term-time cross curricular enrichment activity that will really inspire, excite and engage young people of all ages from primary school to sixth form.
We have produced resources to support schools who would like to take part and are launching a national competition to win a inspirational visit from one of our high-profile Sporting Ambassadors. The competition will have separate primary and secondary school categories.
There are four different strands that schools can choose to focus an event around:
- An inter-generational project: This could include recording family sporting discussions and stories, or presenting sporting stories and encouraging conversation at a local care home or other community setting.
- A women’s or disability sports project: for example, producing a video-style ‘documentary’, a blog or exhibition display about local women’s or disability sporting history and achievements.
- My school’s sporting heritage: research into the school’s sporting history and traditions, alumni etc. Presented as a video, blog, exhibition or on-site event.
- A local project of your choosing: focused on a local sports club, community or individual presented in anyway that suits the school and local community.
Schools who take part this year will:
- Be entered into a competition to win a visit (in person or virtual as appropriate) with one of our Sporting Ambassadors.
- Receive a certificate for all young people who take part.
- Have an opportunity to apply for a Community Grant to kick start your project
- Have access to a media and PR Resource pack to help you publicise and promote your event or activity
- Have the opportunity to be selected by our national media partner as part of our national media campaign
- Have opportunity to nominate one of your pupils to become a National Young Sporting Heritage Champion
Find out more by downloading our Schools Guide to National Sporting Heritage Day 2021.
If you are ready to register your interest in taking part this year, please complete the Event Registration Form. All downloads can be accessed below.