WEST Midland Safari Park is to be the education sponsor for the Worcestershire School Games in 2018.
Local schools have spent weeks taking part in numerous inter-school competitions, culminating in the county final on February 12 for the Winter Games, and Redditch youngsters will be taking part.
The Summer Games are on July 3 and will include some of the Park’s very own costume characters, who will be cheering the students on.
The School Games are funded by Sport England and are a government-led programme designed to deliver competitive sports to schools and to encourage and inspire young people to achieve their full potential.
Nicola Anslow, education manager at the Park, said, “The Worcestershire School Games is a fantastic opportunity for all school children to participate and keep themselves active. We are very pleased to be their education sponsor.
“We have Holiday Clubs in our brand new Safari Academy for children from eight to 15 years and ensure that they balance keeping active whilst exploring nature. This partnership is the perfect fit for our Education Department as it really matches our own message for young people.”
The Winter Games – also sponsored by Free Radio – are at Bromsgrove School where students will have the opportunity to compete, officiate and even have a go at media reporting.
Holiday Clubs at the Park’s Safari Academy are available during the summer holidays and February, May and October half term for eight to 15 year olds. Further information can be found at www.safariacademy.co.uk.
For more on the West Midlands Safari Park visit www.wmsp.co.uk or call 01299 402114.