Impact Awards Case Studies

From schools, SGOs, and Active Partnerships; we have compiled all shortlisted Impact Awards entries here as bite-sized case studies to help inspire you on ways to drive the impact the School Games network can have on young people and their community.

The Impact Awards are designed to showcase the change makers, those making a positive difference in young people’s lives and those who can inspire others to do the same. We have been overwhelmed reading about the positive change that is happening in schools around the country and to all those who have made an impact.

The winners of the 2021/22 Impact Awards are:

Lisa Alford, Rebecca Skinner, and Active Devon won the Commonwealth Games Impact Award that recognises activities highlighting the positive impact through sport to honour Birmingham 2022.

Steven Jamieson and Tim Fletcher SGOs from Lancaster & Heysham won the Secondary School Focus Award that recognises activities that directly engages with children and young people of secondary school age.

Nick Gillard, SGO for the Exeter and Mid Devon area, won the Development Champions Award which recognises activities that highlights the wider benefits of physical activity and focuses on developing young people’s mental, physical, and social wellbeing.

Sharon Robertson from Energise Me (Hampshire and Isle of White) won the Engaging Schools Award. This recognises activities that help develop a school’s understanding of the School Games and its desired impact on children and young people.

Bernadette O’Hare, SGO from Bolton, won the Those in Need Award. This recognises activities that target the children and young people who are facing the biggest inequalities and challenges when it comes to their access, confidence, competence, or motivations to physical activity and school sport.

Amelia Robertson, a teacher from New Brancepeth Primary Academy, won the Opportunity Supporters Award. This recognises activities that give young people the opportunity to focus on character development and employment skills through taking up leadership or volunteer roles. 

Below is the shortlist for the 2021/22 Impact Awards. You can read all of the case studies via the links to the right of the page.

Commonwealth Games Impact 

  • Jose de Matos Sharps and Adam Patten (SGOs, Wye Valley & Marlow Buckinghamshire) 
  • Lisa Alford, Rebecca Skinner, and Active Devon
  • Sharon Robertson (Active Partnership, Hampshire & Isle of Wight) 
  • West Yorkshire SGO’s and Yorkshire Sport Foundation 

Development Champions 

  • Nick Gillard (SGO, Exeter) 
  • Fran Holmes (School, Cheshire) 
  • Stacey Howard (SGO - Selby), Duncan Burgess (SGO - Hambleton) and North Yorkshire Sport 

Engaging Schools 

  • Connie Gellatly (School, Cambridge) 
  • Carla Probert (School, Lincolnshire) 
  • Sharon Robertson (Active Partnership, Hampshire & Isle of Wight) 
  • Marie Ewing (SGO, Middlesbrough) 

Opportunity Supporters 

  • Amanda Billington (School, Northgate Crawley) 
  • Emily Hobson (School, Yorkshire) 
  • Julia Youens and Jon Rye (SGOs, Kent) 
  • Lisi Cottam (Active Partnership, Gloucestershire) 
  • Amelia Robertson (School, Durham) 

Secondary School Focus 

  • Steven Jamieson and Tim Fletcher (SGOs, Lancaster & Heysham) 
  • Jo McDonald (Active Partnership, Humber) 
  • Jose de Matos Sharps and Adam Patten (SGOs, Buckinghamshire) 
  • Josh Hanley (SGO, Cheltenham) 

Those in Need 

  • Paul Donaghy (SGO, Sedgefield County Durham) 
  • Bernadette O’Hare and Craig Vickers (SGO/AP, Greater Manchester) 
  • Claudia Leicester (School, Crawley)

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