Rotherham United are proud to support the Launch of World Peace School Sports Day. An Inaugural event to be held on 21 September 2022 to coincide with the United Nations World Peace Day.
Schools and youth groups worldwide are invited to participate and donate to take part in a school or group-based sporting event or e-sports coding challenge. Here at Rotherham United we are proud to support such an amazing opportunity as we combine our health and wellbeing with our inclusion department to host a full day scheduled activities such as Yoga, Wellbeing Walking, Table Tennis, Inclusion Football and Circuit Training.
Supported by international partners including EU Code Week and Computing at School, and in the UK by the Association of School and College Leaders, the Youth Sport Trust and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. In addition to ‘traditional’ sports activities, World Peace School Sports Day (WPSSD) will give young people the option to engage in e-sports through coding, nurturing the innovators and game developers of the future and making the day even more inclusive.
An opportunity for children and young adults worldwide to show their support for peace and, in the inaugural year of WPSSD, to consider raising funds for Ukraine. Funds donated through WPSSD will be distributed to charities through The Gorta Group as part of an umbrella group of aid agencies working in Ukraine and other conflict zones (http://www.gortagroup.us).
Paula Radcliffe MBE, former Marathon World Champion and World Record Holder voiced her support for the launch of WPSSD and for the people of the Ukraine.
“I love this idea: Sport is such a power for Peace and Solidarity and is a strong vehicle for
breaking down barriers in society and bringing people together. I can’t think of a better way
to get our children involved in sport while making a difference, than by harnessing the power
and camaraderie of sport to support Ukraine and let them know that we stand in solidarity
and support of them”
Steve Cram CBE, former World Record Holder at 1500m, 2000m and the mile and
multiple medalist at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and European
“Sport is our universal language across the globe and because of that it has the power to do
so much good. I fully support this initiative of a World Peace School Sports Day and urge as
many teaching staff to buy into this force for good, encouraging their young people to get
active while standing in solidarity and support of Ukraine.”
Using the universal language of sport, schools and youth focused groups around the world
are being encouraged to use UN World Peace Day on 21 September to show the power of
youth to make a positive difference. The simple act of playing a sport or engaging in e-sports through coding, will show the world the unity of young people in standing up to inhumanity and violence. In this first year of WPSSD, children will be asked to dress in the blue and yellow of Ukraine to show global
support for the humanitarian crisis affecting that country.
To read more, get involved and donate please visit: World Peace School Sports Day
To find out more about what we can offer at the trust or to get involved in our sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 01709 827 767