On the first day of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, 25 June 2012, we will be celebrating London 2012 World Sport Day, part of the Get Set goes global programme.

It’s a chance for schools to celebrate the world’s arrival in the UK for the greatest festivals of sport, and all the Values and Games-related work you have been doing.

Schools will be invited to take part in an opening celebration and that will be streamed to classrooms and assembly halls across the UK, and around the world.

Branded tools and resources will be available to help schools create and host an international celebration that embraces the teams and athletes of the 205 Olympic and 170 Paralympic teams. The aim is to celebrate the multiculturalism of the school’s local community, and to showcase the sports and cultures of their chosen Olympic and Paralympic teams.

After this opening celebration, schools can continue their National School Sport Week by organising a whole host of sporting activities, encouraging parents and the wider community to get involved and support their local school, helping fuel further excitement and anticipation for the start of the London 2012 Games.

Your school will need to be registered with Get Set (the official London 2012 education programme) to access the London 2012  World Sport Day resources that will be available later this year.

You can also access exclusive benefits from London 2012 by mentioning your involvement in London 2012 World Sport Day and National School Sport Week in your application to join the Get Set network, the London 2012 reward and recognition scheme for schools and colleges.

Visit http://www.london2012.com/getset for more details.

Once you are signed up to London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB, you will be able to access the following resources:

  • An event pack full of branded materials to help decorate schools for the opening celebration and their own international celebrations
  • Activity ideas for schools to embrace the cultures of their supported teams thoughout the life of a school
  • An exciting toolkit and case studies to guide teachers and students in the planning of their opening celebration and international celebrations
  • Create your own school goodies and decorations by using our ‘we’re a supporter’ kits for your supported Olympic and Paralympic team