They took 100 Year 5 and 6 pupils through exercises inspired by Birmingham 2022, before visiting classrooms to share their own positive experiences of sport and physical activity.
The assembly is now available to for any school to access for future use and Ali Oliver, CEO of the Youth Sport Trust, who deliver the School Games, is excited by what the investment can help achieve.
“It’s amazing that the School Games will be able to further its existing offer to local schools thanks to the boost behind United by Birmingham 2022 inspired activities,” she said.
“Young people, especially those facing inequalities, need the support of physical activity more than ever after the pandemic.
“With the inspiration from the upcoming Games plus the additional funding from Sport England, we are able to give even more children and young people the opportunity to participate in physical activity and to develop their skills and improve health and wellbeing.”
Para-swimmer Grace Harvey, who is expected to compete at Birmingham 2022 this year, was one of the athletes visiting St Margaret’s Primary School today and is keen to help others have the same positive experience of sport that she has.
“From a young age, I have felt the benefits of keeping active, in my case with swimming,” said Grace.
“With a home Commonwealth Games on the horizon, I want to use my experience to help motivate children to get involved with sport at a young age.
“The Active Assembly and the wider work the School Games is doing is a great platform to reach all young people across the country at once.”