Why get involved in the School Games?
As a school you can use the School Games to do the following:
- Build on existing practices to provide more opportunities for those currently not engaged in competitive sport, and provide an appropriate pathway for all young people to achieve their potential
- Provide access to a range of alternative, modified and traditional competition formats helping schools offer new and exciting options to students
- Maximise the impact of competitive school sport to develop student's personal skills and contributing to school life
- Offer opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and express citizenship through volunteer roles such as officials and team managers
- Complement other initiatives in the school which encourage a wide range of young people to participate in sport, such as Change4Life sports clubs
- Through four levels of competitive sport, young people have the opportunity to get involved, have fun, challenge themselves and progress.
What can this website do for you?
Once you have registered for the School Games your school can use this website in a number of ways;
- To create your very own profile page which details your latest School Games news and events
- To view School Games information especially for schools
- To download resources such as guides and manuals
- To download case studies
- To apply for the Kitemark
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Supporting the achievement of school priorities and outcomes
As well as an opportunity for more young people to actively engage in competitive sport, the School Games can provide a catalyst for a wider impact across the curriculum. Whether through using the motivational context of sport or the Spirit of the Games Values, the School Games can be used to add value to learning in taught subjects and in contributing to school ethos.
Positive aspirations and attitudes to learning
The Spirit of the Games Values focus on personal excellence through competition. The five values of passion, belief, respect, honesty and teamwork were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around. These values have been successfully applied by schools to developing a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills with their students based on sporting experiences, scenarios and attitudes. Register for the School Games to gain access to the Spirit of the Games Values.
Skills and Understanding
Alongside the Sainsbury School Games sporting programme there are a range of curriculum competitions that can positively contribute to achievement in different subjects across the school. There are three categories which can be entered, with a particular spotlight on the activities at Levels 1-3 (in and between schools), which are designed to complement learning
delivered through the school curriculum. The curriculum competitions are flexible enough to incorporate local (Level 1 and 2) or countywide (Level 3) competitions.
Health and well being
While we can offer more competitive sport opportunities to a greater number of young people, there are often more difficult to reach groups that are not interested in participating in traditional sports or activities. The Change4Life Sports Clubs programme supports young people to explore different types of activities and to engage with the School Games through an alternative route.
The School Games provide an excellent opportunity for all young people to take on a role and make a positive and active contribution to their school. Whether as a performer, leader, official or reporter the School Games can engage everyone.
Has your school registered for the School Games yet? Register now or log in to access more information.
Create your school Page
Let everyone know about the great work you are doing by creating your own school page. You can add events and match reports to keep your school community updated and active. It's really simple, so why not give it ago - we'll show you how.
Spotlight on the kitemark
The School Games Kitemark is being launched in March 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community via club links.