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National School Sport Week

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Hugh Robertson attends the launch of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week. At yesterday’s launch event in London’s Regents Park, young people…

At yesterday’s launch event in London’s Regents Park, young people from local schools tried Olympic and Paralympic sports with the help of sports stars Ade Adepitan and Iwan Thomas.

National School Sport Week will run from 28 June to 2 July 2010. It encompasses a range of nationwide activities across the UK including festivals of sport, opening and closing ceremonies and local competitions. All primary and secondary schools can register to take part.

“One of my top priorities is to extend the opportunities available through sport to the maximum number of people,” said Mr Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics. “National School Sport Week is a key part of that strategy increasing competition in, and against, schools and inspiring as many young people as possible to take part.”

In 2009 more than ten thousand schools and three million children took part in the week, co-ordinated by the Youth Sport Trust.