What we do
Sports for Schools is a social enterprise that brings the country’s top athletes into primary schools to encourage the children (and teachers!) to be more active
Our events usually consist of a half-day or full-day visit to a school where the athlete and sportivater run a fun fitness circuit followed by an inspiring, all-school assembly.
Watch this video to find out more about how our events work:
Who we work with?
We work with both retired and competing athletes, from most disciplines, that have taken part in major competitions like the Olympics, World Championships, Invictus Games etc.
Why do athletes work with Sports for Schools?
“It a pleasure to work with Sport for Schools, and inspire so many children around the country”
Steve Frew, Commonwealth Gymnast
Working with Sports for Schools helps athletes that have finished competing as well as those still in training. Our events help build skills in public speaking, motivation and working with children and perhaps most importantly, build confidence. Many of our athletes have gone on to build successful careers as motivational speakers, coaches or entrepreneurs.
We provide athletes with full training to enable them to run events. We also provide additional training and development sessions in skills that they can apply to their future work as well as that with Sports for Schools.
Athletes are paid to run Sports for Schools events, many work other jobs around our events and some use Sports for Schools events as a springboard into other, speaking related, work.