Creating an inclusive and fair City
Launched in 2012, the Bristol Together Championships programme brings together year 5 children from Bristol schools in areas diverse in ethnicity, race, class, faith, and geography to connect and build friendships across perceived divides.
Creating an inclusive & fair city
It unlocks the young people’s passions and talents and helps them to grow in confidence and pride in sharing their own stories and experiences of life.
Through sport, they have the opportunity to develop their resilience, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and develop a range of practical and cognitive skills that will support them for the rest of their lives.
In a year marked by ever-increasing divides, where physical distancing has been necessary due to the pandemic, young people taking part in this project still have the opportunity to build friendships across cultural and social divides, understand their differing experiences, and increase understanding of one another.
How it works
The reach of the Bristol Together Championships
Recognised as Bristol’s best social mobility programme
The impact of the Bristol Together Championships
said they have made new friends
of those who attended met people from different backgrounds and religons
have visited parts of Bristol that they haven’t been to before
said they feel more comfortable talking to people from other backgrounds or religions
said they want to learn more about other backgrounds and religions
said the helpers on the programme helped them to enjoy themselves
would take part in the programme again
would recommend the Bristol Together Championships programme to their friends
The Bristol Together Championships programme is an experience that will live with our kids forever! From the top-quality coaching, the specialist integration with other schools and the brilliant football festival. Everything about this programme is exemplary. We were fortunate to qualify for the Bordeaux trip. This was the most incredible adventure, and our kids still talk about it to this day! It was truly life-changing for the kids who were lucky enough to attend and I would implore anyone working in a school environment to get involved and experience it first-hand.
Duncan Butler, PE teacher at Headley Park Primary School
Listen to Young People talk about the Bordeaux trip on BBC Radio Bristol
Sign your school upIf your school would like to participate in the Bristol Together Championships, please register your interest on the form lower down the page. Please note that spaces are limited and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
SponsorBy supporting the programme to twin 40 Bristol primary schools from totally different communities to take part in the Bristol Together Championships, you can help break down the barriers that still exist in our city and create an inspiring opportunity for young people.
Sign up your school
Please register your interest here if your school would like to participate in the Bristol Together Championships. Please note that spaces are limited and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
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