Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has joined in with National School Sports Week. National School Sport Week 2021 celebrated the return of youth sport and its power to bring people back together with a week of school sports days held up and down the country. Schools, families and communities across the UK were encouraged to sign up and hold a sports day last week.
The Trust are active in schools all over the area and are delivering festivals as part of the Joy of Moving programme. Over the last 12 months, the Joy of Moving programme – Ferrero’s unbranded CSR project delivered through a charity partnership with EFL Trust and their network of Club Community Organisations (CCO) - was adapted to support families up and down the country during a time where it became more challenging to remain active. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust was among those that took part.
Traditionally, the unbranded Joy of Moving Programme, which consists of the Move and Learn project and the Festivals, is delivered face-to-face in schools. However, with multiple national and regional lockdowns meaning schools faced closure for many children in the last year, the programme introduced a new digital approach to ensure that families and schools could continue to support young people at a time where face-to-face delivery was not possible. The ‘Home School Festival’ was launched in May 2020 during a time where children were unlikely to have their usual school sports day and we did not want them to miss out. But this year, things can return to normal.
The EFL Trust have, however, used this week to reflect on the Home School Festivals. This is as well as a piece reflecting on 12 months of Joy of Moving at home. The below shows some of what was achived.