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Celebrating the athletes and cultures of the world


London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB, on Monday 25 June 2012 will see thousands of schools and colleges across the UK celebrating the athletes and cultures of the world. It’s the final, UK-wide Get Set event before the London 2012 Games begin – make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

From Bollywood dancing to knitting a huge Chilean flag, preparations by schools and communities are well underway for a fantastic London 2012 World Sport Day. Schools are encouraged to stage their own World Sport Day opening ceremony, to create the flags of the teams they’ll be supporting in inventive ways, and to showcase sports, music, dance, languages and food of the world.

As the opening day of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, London 2012 World Sport Day can get your week off to a great start and add an international flavour to your week of school sport activities.

Share your day – media toolkit

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your celebrations with the world! Check out our online media toolkit - 262.24kb to help you share your day with local media and other community groups. Follow these links and download our guides and resources to add extra polish to your World Sport Day!

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Capture your amazing activities in a photo. Don’t let an uncharged camera battery or unfocused zoom ruin your snaps – read these top tips from a professional photographer to ensure you get your photos just right on the day.

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Make sure people in your local community see your wonderful World Sport Day with their own eyes by inviting them along! Use this specially designed, official downloadable invitation to let your guests know.

List of contacts
Get a head start contacting the media with a list of regional contacts – send them your press release and invite them to your World Sport Day. Email worldsportday@london2012.com with your school name, local authority and region and we will send you the regional media contacts you might like to keep in touch with.

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Ensure that everyone in your community hears about your World Sport Day celebration by securing local media coverage. Adapt this template media release to communicate your school’s activities with local media.

Check out how other schools around the UK are planning to celebrate on Monday 25 June 2012 with our World Sport Day map.

children involved in an athletes parade

Use the films, ‘how to’ guides, tips and information from the London 2012 Ceremonies team to create your own amazing World Sport Day opening ceremony.

Opening ceremony

children dressed in traditional outfits

Give your World Sport Day a truly global feel and focus on sport, dance, music, food, language or art as themes to showcase the cultures of the Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Global showcase

group of children holding flags of competing teams

Be inspired and have fun with flags; this is your moment to be inventive, artistic and resourceful. From games or arts and crafts to human-flags, you decide how and where.

Fun with flags