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National School Sport Week at Home: British Triathlon backs campaign to ensure no child misses out

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British Triathlon is joining the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports to help young people and families up and down the country engage in a week of virtual sporting challenges.

Above: Claire Cashmore launches British Triathlon's School Sports Week challenges.

With young people set to miss out on a school sport day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust’s annual National School Sport Week campaign is this year being opened up to parents and families and reinvented as National School Sport Week at Home.

Taking place from 20 to 26 June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the chance to capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing.

British Triathlon will be taking part in the week by setting you, your family and friends a different challenge each day. We’ll upload the challenges to The Big Colour Challenge website and share it on our social media channels each day.

Anyone can register to take part and will receive videos and activity cards to help them plan a series of challenges across the week for their families, neighbours, friends or colleagues.

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, said: "The Youth Sport Trust is thrilled to see supporters like British Triathlon backing National School Sport Week at Home to ensure no child misses out on their school sports day this summer.

“Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get through sport. Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now.

"After weeks of isolation we hope that YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 can help bring families, communities, schools and sports clubs back together.”

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