Elevating School Sports Days: A Comprehensive Guide


Elevating School Sports Days A Comprehensive Guide

The Significance of School Sports Days

With the school year drawing to a close, it's time to start planning for your school's sports day. For many schools, this could be the first sports day in two years, making it an even more exciting event for Key Stage 1 children who may be experiencing their first ever sports day.

Our Resources for a Successful Sports Day

At Primary Physical Education Specialist, we provide all the resources you need to organise a fantastic sports day. We offer several options, including:

  • Standard 1-day Sports Day
  • 1-day Olympic Sports Day
  • 5-day Olympic Sports Week

Standard 1-day Sports Day

Our standard 1-day Sports Day is straightforward and easy to organise. It includes a carousel of class activities in the morning, followed by whole-school races in the afternoon. We recommend that children compete in their 'houses' to give all pupils a fair chance to gather points towards their team, regardless of age and ability. Our resources guide you through everything you need to deliver a fun festival of events.

Olympic Sports Day/Week

If you're looking for a more ambitious event, consider our Olympic Sports Day/Week programme. While this requires a significant investment of time, particularly from the PE Coordinator, the result is a truly memorable event. We provide options for a 1-day event or a 5-day event, both of which require a degree of planning and effort.

The Benefits of an Olympic Event

An Olympic event offers numerous benefits. In addition to the sporting events, there are opportunities to engage your 'less sporty' children with roles such as Games Makers, Organising Committees, and Cheerleaders.

Preparing for the Big Day

Whether you choose a standard Sports Day or an Olympic event, there are several important things to remember:

  • Equipment Check
  • Wet Weather Plan
  • Hot Weather Plan
  • Staff Preparation
  • Parental Involvement
  • Prizes
  • Field Preparation
  • First Aid
  • Risk Assessment


Good luck with your Sports Day planning! These are the days that students will never forget. If there's anything we can help with, please just give us a shout! We are on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and would love for you to follow us and get in touch.


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