Celebrity personalities from the world of television will be dropping into several Birmingham schools this month to promote BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Super Movers, a BBC and Premier League initiative which aims to get children moving more throughout the day, is teaming up with BBC Sports Personality of the Year to bring a series of special visits to primary schools across the West Midlands.

BBC television presenters Gabby Logan and Blue Peter’s Radzi Chinyanganya will be visiting schools in the West MidlandsBBC
BBC television presenters Gabby Logan and Blue Peter’s Radzi Chinyanganya will be visiting schools in the West Midlands

To celebrate the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards taking place in Birmingham on 16 December, Gabby Logan, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and Young Sports Personality of the Year, Kare Adenegan, will be heading to six lucky primary schools across the West Midlands on the 19, 20 and 21 November to host special Super Movers Active Assemblies.

The three-day Super Movers tour will involve exciting and inspiring assemblies that will ignite children’s imaginations and encourage physical activity both in the classroom and at home. The lucky primary schools will also receive a visit from the BBC Sports Personality of The Year Trophy, the Premier League Trophy and football club mascots.

The six selected schools have been working alongside the community teams of professional football clubs Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion or Wolverhampton Wanderers, who all deliver in-school support to teachers and engage pupils in active learning through the Super Movers programme.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year presenter, Gabby Logan, said: “As a Super Movers ambassador, I’ve seen first-hand the benefit that active learning can have on schoolchildren and how enjoyable they find moving with the Super Movers videos. It will be fantastic to once more see the benefits in action and I’m looking forward to bringing some Sports Personality of the Year magic to classrooms across the West Midlands!”

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony will take place in Birmingham in DecemberBBC
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony will take place in Birmingham in December

The lucky primary schools selected for the tour are:

o Hall Green Primary School (West Bromwich)

o Lodge Primary School (Smethwick)

o Glenthorne Community Primary School (Cheslyn Hay)

o St Lukes CofE (Aided) Primary School (Wolverhampton)

o Birchfield Community School (Birmingham)

o Tame Valley Academy (Birmingham)

 

To find out more information, visit www.bbc.co.uk/supermovers. You can also follow activities throughout the three days via Twitter using the hashtag #SuperMovers.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year takes place on Sunday 16 December. It will be live on BBC One from 7pm and tickets to the event are available here.

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