School Sport Week 2011

School Sport Week 2011June 27th – July 1st marks the beginning of Britain’s biggest ever school sporting event – School Sport Week, with over five million children from around 15,000 schools taking part.

Keen sportswoman Gabby Logan has appeared on ITVs Daybreak urging parents and guardians to get behind their children’s schools to offer them support during 2011’s School Sport Week.

Lloyds TSB and the Youth Sport Trust are working in partnership for the event and have released a study revealing that children who have sporty parents are more likely to enjoy and get involved in sports themselves.

Additional findings showed that 83 per cent of children and young people who spend five hours or more doing PE and sport each week are from families of sports enthusiasts. Furthermore, 94 per cent of parents surveyed said that they felt sport could play an active role in their child’s development.

Last year the sports week encouraged five million children and young people throughout Britain to try out a new Olympic or Paralympic sport for the first time. In response to last years event there was a significant increase in the number of children regularly participating in sport both inside and outside of school.

View the original ITV report.

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