The Great British Week of Sport
The Great British Week of Sport will celebrate the power that sport and activity has on our physical, mental and social wellbeing. The celebration will take place from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September, are you ready to get involved?
I will be getting involved, both as a Get Outside Champion for Ordnance Survey and a This Girl Can Ambassador in Suffolk. I can’t wait to see how you all get active in your own way!
The inaugural Great British Week of Sport will inspire the nation to celebrate the power that sport and activity has on our mental, physical and social well-being. Through a mixture of virtual and physical initiatives from grassroots to elite level the campaign hopes to unite and empower towards improving the health of Britain, following the Coronavirus pandemic and play a crucial role in the nation’s recovery. It will offer all a great chance to promote and celebrate physical activity and sport and the power it has to bring us all together.
26th September 2020
On the Saturday of week This Girl Can will be bringing the nation together in our own homes for a ‘Girls Night In’ to see music and fitness combine to engage women and girls to #BeActive.
#BeActive Night is a virtual project hosted in partnership with This Girl Can, intended to encourage women and girls to take part in various 25 minute online workouts through Instagram live and YouTube. The evening will replicate a similar structure to a music festival via 3 main workouts as the basis of the evening, with DJ acts between each workout and a full DJ set concluding the workouts.
I am no fitness freak but I’ll be getting my jiggle on for a fun Girls Night In, getting active has hugely helped my mental health in the past and especially during lockdown, I’ll be doing my bit on Saturday night. So unleash your inner beginner with me or if you’re a pro at workouts then get your funk on with me.
27th September 2020
The week will be capped off by Ordnance Survey’s National Get Outside Day, with its Get Outside campaign to support and encourage Britain to get outside and discover new routes and green spaces to use for activity. As a #GetOutside Champion I’ll be getting outside and inspiring as many people as possible to enjoy the great outdoors to benefit physical and mental states.
‘GetOutside’ is an inspirational initiative founded by Ordnance Survey that aims to inspire people to find new places, create lasting memories and discover the Great British outdoors. In doing so, it aims to keep the nation active, fit and healthy. We would like to create a national tally of participants and so we would love for you to sign up here to indicate your participation.
My social well being has suffered hugely due to lockdown but I have recently joined The Outdoorsy Type Suffolk and this has helped me to discover more outdoor activities whilst making new like minded friends. So on Sunday the 27th lets get outside (abiding by government guidelines) and enjoy what’s on our doorstep from green spaces to Rights of Way!
How many people across Great Britain will become active and #Getoutside this National GetOutside Day? Let’s make it a record number.
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