About the School Games
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
School Sport Organising Committees / Crews
These groups of young people join together to lead the planning and delivery of school sport clubs and Level 1 competitions. They influence and shape the school sport offer for their classmates by deciding on the types of competitions to be held, their structure and where and when they take place. This helps make the School Games even more attractive and accessible for all young people.Find out more
Schools in England are signed up to School Games
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School of the Month for December - Helme CofE Junior School
Competitive sport is a brilliant thing! It's always heart-warming to walk down a corridor teeming with conversation after a hockey tournament or dance competition. I, and the rest of Helme School, think of the competition as a part of us and we never let it divide us. In fact, it brings us together. It is treated with the same amount of importance as any other area of the curriculum.
Not only is competition fun, but it has a huge impact on our development by teaching us skills like dealing with defeat, staying positive and good sportsmanship. It also releases parts of us that we never knew we had before. Like when Kirklees champion Tilda got a sweet taste of cross country racing and found she had a passion for running.
I feel really happy when I compete: under pressure, excited, but happy. Even for a couch potato like me, I still have learnt a lot of skills, such as perseverance from having to persevere through the challenges of competition. In short, competitive sport at Helme has had a huge effect on everyone. Whether it's on your aspirations, such as my hopes to be a swimmer, or your physical and mental health doesn't matter. What matters is that the effect is POSITIVE!
- Written by Alex (Year 6)
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