Back our athletes this summer with the Share Your Pride programme from Team GB and ParalympicsGB

Team GB and ParalympicsGB are encouraging our nation’s schools to get behind our competitors this summer with the launch of Share Your Pride, an inclusive and engaging programme created to inspire young people aged 5 – 16. The aim is to bring the nation together and build support for the athletes who will be going for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which kicks off in less than a month.

Share Your Pride, accessible online for the whole of the summer, is part of Get Set, the official youth engagement programme from Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Get Set, has been running since London 2012, helping teachers inspire pupils to fulfil their full potential and live healthy, active lifestyles. Using the Olympic & Paralympic values to encourage behaviours like friendship, respect, equality and courage. All Get Set resources are completely free for teachers with a flexible range of curriculum-linked resources including PE, PSHE, English, History and much more. 

Alongside the thought-provoking, creative and fun resources, Share Your Pride has also factored in some activities that have additional incentives for young people to participate that not only share support with our athletes but allows them to share their pride with their classmates, families and also themselves – after a challenging year we know there is a lot to reflect on. 

Firstly, the Proud Postcard challenge provides an opportunity for pupils/students to share motivational and encouraging messages to Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes competing this summer. It’s important to remember that, unlike usual Olympic & Paralympic Games, there will be no British crowd supporting the athletes so these postcards will be a brilliant way that they can share their support, with entries being shared digitally and read by the athletes themselves. To share students’ Proud Postcard messages use #ShareYourGBPride on Twitter or email them to

The second challenge gives students the chance to win a pair of adidas trainers. The Design a Trainer challenge allows pupils to get creative designing a new trainer brand. The trainer has space to include a supportive slogan for Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Consider encouraging the use of red, white and blue to complement the Team GB and ParalympicsGB kit for Tokyo 2020. 

Neil Townshend, Chairman of the British Olympic Foundation, said

The tremendous support shown by our nation during the games has always been second to none. This year, more than ever, the online support generated by initiatives like Share Your Pride will go such a long way in motivating our athletes in Tokyo, showing them that we’re behind them all the way especially as fans won’t be attending this year.”

Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association commented: 

“We can’t wait to see all the fun and creative work pupils will be sharing with us as part of the Share Your Pride resources. The Get Set programme is focused on making a difference to young people and it will be so nice to see how pupils across the UK are able to motivate our competitors – with money can’t buy experiences for some of our winners”

All of the resources are available here and are the perfect way to encourage creativity in the classroom. The resources are quick, fun and easy to use. Teachers that sign up to Get Set and get involved in Share Your Pride will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win exclusive Team GB and ParalympicsGB kits, themselves. 

Share how your school has been preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and showing your support using the hashtag #ShareYourGBPride and download the free resources  to encourage pupils to come together as one team and support our nation this summer.  


Aldi and Team GB launch their new Design a Lorry Competition

To celebrate the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, Aldi and Team GB are challenging young people aged 5–14 to get creative and design an Aldi lorry that celebrates fresh, healthy food. By taking part in the competition, students have the chance to see their designs come to life – with the two winning designs each used on their own Aldi lorry, ready to deliver produce to Aldi stores around the country! The winning student will also receive a Team GB goody bag and £50 of Aldi vouchers to spend on fresh produce or kitchen equipment, and their school will win £1,000 of Aldi vouchers for kitchen equipment or ingredients.

The competition, which is part of Aldi and Team GB’s award-winning school initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh, encourages students to explore different ways to celebrate healthy, fresh food, and learn the skill to create a great design for an Aldi lorry.

The competition is supported by new Get Set to Eat Fresh resources that offer curriculum links to Art, Design & Technology, PSHE and sustainability. The teacher resources available for Design a Lorry include a series of adaptable activities to use with different age groups, including  compliment circle discussion game, which gets kids to discuss and get excited about their favourite healthy foods, and healthy food quizzes, which test pupils on key issues such as portion size and daily water intake. These resources help get students excited about the Design a Lorry competition and explore how their design could be seen by (and should aim to inspire) a diverse range of people from all over the country – from school children and athletes to Aldi farmers and suppliers – as the lorry makes its way around some of Aldi’s over 950 stores that reach every corner of the UK.

The winning design will be selected by a judging panel, including Aldi’s Team GB Athlete Ambassadors such as triathlete champions the Brownlee Brothers, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock and sport climbing star Shauna Coxsey. The judges will be on the lookout for an inventive, exciting and eye-catching design that celebrates good food and will inspire others. Aldi and Team GB are encouraging students to get creative to win prizes for themselves, their schools and see their design skills on their own Aldi lorry.

Shauna Coxsey MBE, Team GB Sport Climbing Athlete, said:“It’s great to be a part of the Design a Lorry competition and to see how much passion young people have for healthy eating! Getting your own design on the side of an Aldi lorry is such an exciting prize and I can’t wait to what creative designs young people come up with.”[1] 

Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi, said:[2]  “At Aldi, we are really passionate about supporting a healthy eating agenda with young people, and helping to support teachers in building their essential life skills. The Design a Lorry competition is the latest in a series of initiatives we’re delivering in partnership with Team GB to encourage young people to think about healthy eating.

“We are looking forward to seeing the entries and hope that those taking part will learn about the benefits of choosing to follow a healthy diet along the way.”

Tim Ellerton, Commercial Director at Team GB, said: “Throughout our partnership with Aldi on the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme they have continuously created new and innovative ideas to engage and inspire young people around the topic of eating fresh and healthy food.

This is a fun opportunity for school pupils to see their creativity rewarded and for their school’s to benefit also. We look forward to seeing the end results.”

Students can submit their entries up until Friday 25 June. To download the Entry Template and Cover Sheet for Entries, please visit:


For more information about the Design A Lorry challenge and supporting resources visit: