PRIMARY schools across Cheshire are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge.

The British Olympic Association partnered with Persimmon Homes in January, as it prepares for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

As part of the partnership, hundreds of inspiring Team GB sports day packs are to be handed out to local primary schools to help pupils celebrate the Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship.

Dave Hodgson, spokesman for Persimmon Homes North West, said: "We have always believed in supporting the communities where we build and have a history of helping grassroot sports, which includes activities run by schools.

"The summer term is always a busy time, and thanks to our partnership with Team GB, we hope these packs will add a bit of extra excitement to one of the biggest days in every schools' calendar.

"Infant and junior schools just need to email us to apply for a sports day pack and one will be sent out to them, providing the essentials needed to give their school sports day a special Team GB twist."

The packs include a Team GB sports day schedule, a selection of Team GB stickers, sports day posters, a winner’s certificate and three further certificates to celebrate students who show the Olympic Values, together with a Team GB bunting activity sheet to help decorate the sports field and a sports day reporting activity sheet to help pupils create their own news articles.

Schools wishing to apply should email providing their school name and address.