BT's Openreach division has fired the starting gun on the UK's first national Communication Triathlon for schools - with support from children's charity I CAN.
The Communication Triathlon is a series of active and fun-filled events for primary schools - intended to boost speaking and listening skills - which can be undertaken by a class, a year group or a whole school over the course of a week or even a day.
The programme encourages children to take part in three London 2012-themed speaking and listening activities around thinking, talking and teamwork, and is split across 4-7 and 7-11-year-olds.
The Communication Triathlon is part of the communication, collaboration and citizenship strand of Get Set - the official London 2012 education programme - and one of three education programmes BT is running as a London 2012 sustainability partner.
Liz Johnson, 100m breaststroke gold medal winner at the 2008 Paralympic Games, helped launch the Communications Triathlon. She said: "Sport has been a big part of my life so it was an honour to help kick-start a programme that uses sport to help children with their communication skills."