Posted: 07 Jul 2008 | Channels: Sport

Dame Kelly Holmes Goes Cross Country For Historic Celebration Of School Sport

Dame Kelly Holmes is back from her tour of the country which marked the first ever National School Sport Week – a week-long celebration of PE and school sport across thousands of schools in England.

The government initiative, which is supported by Norwich Union, was launched in May by the Olympic champion and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Teachers and pupils were encouraged to come up with innovative activities to help celebrate and raise awareness of all the good work taking place in PE and school sport across the country, and over the course of the week, it hopes to engage over three million school children – the largest number ever to get involved in PE and school sport at any one time.sport at any one time.