Forest Lodge Academy

Forest Lodge Academy Take Part In Sports Day Fun

Leicester City in the Community’s Primary Stars team have held a sports day like no other to celebrate National Sports Week.

- Forest Lodge Academy took part in a sports day acknowledging wellbeing of the Year 3 pupils
- The sports day included unusual events such as a crossbar challenge, howler throwing and long-distance shooting
- Leicester City legend Matt Elliott joined in with activities alongside the children
- National Sports Week recognises the importance of PE in enhancing young people’s wellbeing

Year 3 pupils at Premier League Primary Stars partner school, Forest Lodge Academy, took part in a sports day celebrating National Sports Week with former Leicester City captain and League Cup winner, Matt Elliott.

National Sports Week is an annual event held by Youth Sports Trust to celebrate the important role of physical education and school sport in enhancing young people's wellbeing.

Held annually, this year’s sports day included activities not usually associated to school sports day events, due to the difficult past 15 months.

Events included howler throwing, cross bar challenge and long-distance shooting to allow a more lenient sports day experience.

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Matt Elliott
Matt Elliott

Former Foxes skipper Matt Elliott joins in with the sports day activities at Forest Lodge Academy.

Ryan Bromyard, Leicester City in the Community Primary Stars Coach, commented on the reasons behind the adapted sports day: “It’s been almost two years since these children have had a sports day.

"It’s bringing them back together again, enjoying themselves and that's why we wanted it as a non-traditional sport day to do a variety of activities. We've had club legend Matt Elliott come down and he's been involved in the activities too."

Watch the sports day at the new Parks-based school, HERE

Sign your school up to the Primary Stars programme for the new academic year by contacting Primary Stars Coordinator, Glenn Short via email at

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