Sports History Educational Resources

Are you a parent looking to inspire your child in her/his academic learning?

Does your child need to ‘catch up’?

Are you a teacher seeking resources that are:

•      proven to inspire ‘difficult to reach’ children

•      ready-to-use

•      value-for-money

•      reusable year-on-year?

These resources are suitable for children aged

 10 - 16


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About Us

Academic Learning Through Sporting Heritage

Sports Inspire Educational Publishing creates rich academic resources that educate children about sport and social history, key social issues and personal development, simultaneously developing their literacy and numeracy skills.


The power of sport is particularly effective in motivating under-achieving, ‘difficult to reach’ children.

In the Classroom

What We Do

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Using the power of sport, our resources make connections between sporting history and:

◦ British social history

◦ World history

◦ Moral issues

◦ Contemporary issues such as integration, equality and climate change

◦ The personal qualities of inspirational sporting role models and the personal development of the learners

◦  Remembrance.


Our resources support and promote the aims of:

•  Black Lives Matter

•  Kick It Out

•  Women’s Rights and Freedoms

•  The UN’s Sport for Climate Action.

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We are constantly developing and adding to our available resources.

Each resource is a substantial project, easily adaptable to your child’s age and ability.

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Our History

Since 2007, Sports Inspire has researched, written and piloted education resources

for the following professional and amateur sports clubs and sporting heritage organisations.

These include:


Based on the above blueprints and concepts, Sports Inspire wrote the national document,

Sporting Heritage in the Academic Curriculum, funded by the Department for Education and Skills.

In the Classroom

Classroom and Home Learning Resources

Our learning materials use the power of sport to engage children with social history, moral issues and the development of cross- curricular knowledge and skills.

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School Assemblies

We deliver inspirational assemblies that use powerful stories from sporting history. Our assemblies engage and educate children in social history and related issues of fair play, teamwork, equal opportunities, racism, physical impairments, mental health and remembrance.

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Historical Resources For Sports Clubs

Sports clubs are often among the best examples of living history in their communities. We help clubs to research, write and promote education resources based on their histories, celebrating and building awareness of their role and standing in the local community.




These schemes are truly cross-curricular. They have great potential for motivating under-achieving children and for inspiring the fans of the future.



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Let sporting history support their educational journey

Children learn best when they are inspired by the subject. Our resources have:

  • boosted the academic learning of many children

  • kick-started the learning of many difficult-to-reach children 

Selected from years of research, the sporting stories in our resources are fascinating, emotional and inspiring.

Some you may know. Many you won't.


Themes covered include:

  • key periods of British history, including Victorian history and the World Wars

  • personal development themes of fair play, teamwork, selflessness, kindness, compassion, courage, determination, persistence, resilience and remembrance

  • social issues related to immigration, discrimination - racism, sexism and disability, and equal opportunities


Academic subjects covered include:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • History

  • Geography

  • Science

  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

  • Citizenship

  • Physical Education

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