The day, which will open Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week in England and Wales, will give thousands of young people the chance to take part in the final UK-wide Get Set event before the London 2012 Games begin.
Students from schools and colleges will be encouraged to celebrate the athletes and cultures of the world in a variety of ways, including staging their own opening ceremony and profiling the sports, music, languages, flags and food of the world.
'Celebration of sport and cultures'
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: ‘With the Games almost here, World Sport Day presented by Lloyds TSB is a fantastic opportunity to bring the young people of the UK together on one day to celebrate our amazing athletes from all over the world, and their nations and cultures.'
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) will provide resources to schools through the official London 2012 education programme ‘Get Set’, including tips from the London 2012 Ceremonies team on how to plan an opening ceremony. Download a planning guide now
Team GB athlete Zoe Smith said: ‘London 2012 World Sport Day is a great way to celebrate how London 2012 will bring athletes together from so many different cultures. I’m delighted to be part of World Sport Day and to see how it will help young people to learn about these different elements, as well as getting excited about the Games!'
Delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, World Sport Day is building on the ‘Support a Team’ initiative launched by LOCOG in November 2011 as part of the ‘Get Set goes global’ programme.
Find out more about World Sport Day