The World Gymnastic Championships, which will be hosted in Liverpool, has launched an education programme for young aspiring gymnasts.
The programme has been introduced in a bid to inspire the future generation of gymnasts on Merseyside.
Stuart Campbell, WGC2022 Project Director, said: “The programme provides an opportunity to educate and engage children from early years with an Education Resource pack available to schools.
“Designed in consultation with teachers, the pack includes cross-curricular worksheets, lesson plans and materials.
“The resources involve fun, educational challenges, such as learning to commentate, having a go at medal design and gymnastics inspired activity.
“In addition to the Education Resource Pack, as part of the programme schools will have the opportunity to attend the Championships and see the world’s greatest gymnastics on a global stage through the WGC2022 schools group offer.
“The offer includes a complimentary ticket for every nine tickets purchased for sessions on Monday 31 October 2022 and is available to all schools across the UK.”
The Education Pack covers resources for early years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The schools group offer is aimed at primary and secondary school ages in Liverpool.
Campbell said: “The education resource pack will positively impact and educate a new generation across the UK by helping to develop new skills and promoting the importance of sport on wellbeing.
“Future gymnasts will have the opportunity to attend the Championships with their schools to see the worlds greatest gymnasts on a global stage.
“We hope to inspire future gymnasts through this major event and the world-class talent on display.”
Schools will have the opportunity to see the world’s greatest gymnasts on a global stage through our schools group offer 👏
— World Gymnastics Championships 2022 (@WGC2022) February 9, 2022
Liverpool was chosen to host the World Gymnastic Championships after a combined bid from bid between British Gymnastics, Liverpool City Council and UK Sport.
Cllr Harry Doyle, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, said: “It’s a huge coup to have a major event such as the World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022 taking place on our doorstep.
“It raises the city’s profile and helps to maintain Liverpool’s reputation as one of the leading cities in Europe when it comes to staging events.”