Alex Cunningham backs National School Sport Week at Home campaign to ensure no child misses out.

Alex is set to join children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust in engaging families up and down the country in a week of virtual sporting challenge. While young people are stuck at home and missing out on a sports day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust have teamed up with Sky Sports to reinvent National School Sport Week as National School Sport Week at Home.

In previous years, National School Sport Week has seen thousands of schools join in a week-long celebration of school and P.E. and the vital role they play in young people’s wellbeing. Individuals can sign up through the Youth Sport Trust’s website to receive free tools and materials to help them in planning a series of games and challenges which they can then use to compete about their friends and family, whether in person or over social media.

Alex said:

“Since so many children are missing out the experience of a sports day in school this year, it’s fantastic to see National School Sport Work going virtual to help re-capture the fun and competition at home.

Children who take part in sport activities and good quality physical education not only have the best chance in leading healthy lifestyles but physical activity also offers huge benefits in improving their wellbeing, concentration and developing character and life skills.

During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever that we look after our physical and emotional wellbeing. I’m delighted to support the Youth Sport Trust’s National Sport Week at Home and would encourage all of my constituents to sign-up.”