KEIGHLEY-district primary schools could win sports equipment in an initiative launched by a supermarket giant.

Aldi is giving away £20,000 each to 20 schools to invest in gear.

The scheme is part of the company’s long-standing partnership with Team GB.

Shoppers spending £30 or more at the Keighley store, in Gresley Road, from Friday (Sept 6) will receive stickers which can then be taken into schools and added to special charts.

Participating schools will earn a prize-draw entry for every completed chart.

The Kits for Schools campaign follows a report by Sport England which showed that one third of UK children take part in less than the recommended minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Sean McGinty, for Aldi, said: “We are committed to working with Team GB to inspire young people in Keighley and across the region to eat well and move more.

“Being active at school is incredibly important, and our Kit for Schools initiative will give young people the chance to take part in additional sports activities.

“We will continue to work with schools across the UK in the run-up to Tokyo 2020 in an effort to encourage children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”

Figures published last year showed that almost 38 per cent of 11-year-olds in Bradford district were overweight.

Around 22 per cent of reception-aged children were classed as overweight or obese, and by the time they reached year six, the figure had risen to 37.9 per cent. The UK average was 34.2 per cent.

For more details and to sign-up to the scheme, schools should go to