Working in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, sportscotland and Sport Wales, Lloyds Banking Group will take the inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire young people in schools across the UK to take part in more sport and live the values of the Games through National School Sport Week.
Lloyds Banking Group pledges to have more than 5 million young people take part in National School Sport Week in 2012.
Delivering this pledge
Since 2009, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, sportscotland and Sport Wales, we have used the inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire nearly 8 million children from 19,466 schools across the UK to take part in more sport and live the values of the Games through National School Sport Week – equating to 76% of schools across the UK.
In 2011 alone, 4.4 million young people took part in Britain’s biggest school sporting event with many saying they were doing more sport as a result – 48% of secondary school pupils and 42% of primary school pupils said they have joined or would like to join a new sports team or club in school after taking part in National School Sport Week.
We provide resources to schools to help them plan activities leading up to and during the week, including festivals of sport to help pupils try new sports, inter and intra school competitions and establishing school / club links. Our target for 2012, is to have more than 5 million young people take part in the week, which takes place in Scotland on 11-15 June and in England and Wales on 25-29 June.
We are not planning a specific launch of our pledge, but our ambition to help 5 million young people do more sport is done in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust (who developed the National School Sport Week programme in 2008), and our delivery partners in Scotland and Wales, SportScotland and Sport Wales. Youth Sport Trust produce the resources for schools across the UK to use (i.e. teacher planning packs, posters, certificates, DVDs, etc) and uses the school sport infrastructure in England to help drive registrations and implement activity on the ground. SportScotland and Sport Wales help drive involvement across their respective home countries using their school sport infrastructure.
As a result of taking part in National School Sport Week in 2011, 75% of primary and 62% of secondary pupils say they play more sport than before, and 42% of primary and 48% of secondary pupils have, or would like to, join a new sports club or team. This increase in participation both inside and outside school will contribute towards young people leading more healthy active lifestyles.
We will measure the impact (through our research with SPEAR) that increased participation in National School Sport Week 2012 will have on pupils in terms of whether they go on to join a new sports club or team and say they are playing more sport than before. This is done through a UK-wide survey of over 2,000 pupils and teachers in over 200 schools, and follow-up focus groups. We also measure school registration and pupil participation through our online registration system.
Pledge update, April 2014
The aim of Lloyds Bank National School Sport Week, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is to get more young people in Britain doing more sport. And, in 2013, from 24-28 June, almost 3 million young people from more than 6,000 schools took part.
Throughout the week, a combination of Olympians, Paralympians, Youth Sport Trust ambassadors and Local Heroes visited schools and events across England and Wales, inspiring pupils to get involved, try a variety of sporting activities and learn about the values and ethos of sport.
After National School Sport Week in 2012, over 1.8 million pupils joined a sports team or club outside of school and 2.1 million pupils joined a new sport team or club in school. And, since 2009, nearly 9 million pupils and 84% of schools have taken part in the week.