INFANT and primary schools in Cumbria are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge, thanks to a link-up between the national Olympic committee and a leading housebuilder.

The British Olympic Association partnered with Persimmon Homes in January 2019 as it prepares for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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

The events will be held in collaboration with the British Olympic Foundation’s youth engagement programme, Get Set, created to inspire a generation of young people.

Diane Finch, sales director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire said: ““We hope these packs will add a bit of extra excitement to one of the biggest days in every schools’ calendar.