Bristol Together Championships

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

10

Years of the programme

40

Primary schools per year

150

Young people per year

4

Official visits to Bordeaux

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The impact of the Bristol Together Championships

98%

said they have made new friends

95%

of those who attended met people from different backgrounds and religons

93%

have visited parts of Bristol that they haven’t been to before

90%

said they feel more comfortable talking to people from other backgrounds or religions

91%

said they want to learn more about other backgrounds and religions

98%

said the helpers on the programme helped them to enjoy themselves

97%

would take part in the programme again

97%

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

Take a look at the 2019 Bordeaux trip

Listen to Young People talk about the Bordeaux trip on BBC Radio Bristol

Sign your school up

If 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.

Sponsor

By 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.

Our Partners

BTC 2022 – photography by studio duo

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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Photography by Studio Duo

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