Education Secretary backs competitive school sport

Posted 4 Oct 2018, 1:49 p.m.

During his speech to the Conservative Party Conference, the Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds made a strong commitment to the future of school sport and in particular competitive school sport.

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Three new sports added to the School Games

Posted 2 Oct 2018, 2 p.m.

We are delighted to introduce three new sports to the School Games programme. This takes the number of sports that are part of the School Games to 44.

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School Games Mark criteria 2018/19

Posted 13 Sep 2018, 10:30 a.m.

We are delighted to announce the release of the 2018/19 School Games Mark criteria document.

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School Games engages more young people than ever before

Posted 25 Jul 2018, 11 a.m.

We are delighted to announce that the School Games has set a new inter-school participation record.

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Interview: Team GB athlete and School Games alumni Jess Judd

Posted 19 Jul 2018, noon

With just six weeks to go until the start of the thirteenth annual School Games National Finals at Loughborough University we spoke to Jess about her recent experience at the Commonwealth Games and her memories of the School Games.


Volunteer at the School Games National Finals

Posted 11 May 2018, 2 p.m.

We are now taking applications from those wishing to volunteer at the 2018 School Games National Finals. We are looking to recruit over 400 volunteers to support the delivery of the event which takes place between 30 August and 02 September.

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Olympian Abi Oyepitan visits prize winners Frances Bardsley

Posted 10 May 2018, 10 a.m.

Three-time Commonwealth Games medallist and two-time Olympian Abiodun Oyepitan was the guest of honour at Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls last week as the school celebrated the success of its young leaders.

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School Games Mark 2018 application window is open

Posted 9 May 2018, 10 a.m.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2018 School Games Mark application window is, as of today, open! Schools can get their applications started right now on their dashboard.

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School Games alumni shine at Commonwealth Games

Posted 18 Apr 2018, 10 a.m.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games officially came to a close in Australia last weekend after a fantastic twelve days of competition on the Gold Coast.

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School Games surpasses 1 million participation opportunities in 2017/18

Posted 11 Apr 2018, 11 a.m.

The School Games are on track to set a new participation record after surpassing a total of one million opportunities to take part in inter-school competitions this year.

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Commonwealth Games challenge for schools

Posted 10 Apr 2018, 10 a.m.

Whilst the majority of the School Games network have been enjoying their well-deserved Easter break over the last couple of weeks one of the biggest events of the sporting calendar, the Commonwealth Games, have been in full flow Down Under.

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Beaumont's bikes inspire history class with active lessons

Posted 5 Mar 2018, 10 a.m.

A school in Bolton has come up with a novel way of combining classes in history and design and technology with sport and physical education by introducing ‘bring your wheels to school day’.

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Student Volunteering Week competition winner revealed

Posted 27 Feb 2018, 9 a.m.

We are delighted to announce that Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls have been selected as the winner of our Student Volunteering Week competition, as chosen by a panel of judges from the Youth Sport Trust.

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Watch - Alex Danson surprises Cleves School with School Games Mark

Posted 16 Feb 2018, 10 a.m.

Last month, Team GB and Olympic hockey star Alex Danson joined members of the School Games team and the Youth Sport Trust at Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey to surprise them with their School Games Mark Platinum Award.

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Cleves School receive national school sport award from GB hockey star

Posted 12 Jan 2018, 10 a.m.

A Surrey school have been presented with a new national award by Great Britain and England hockey captain Alex Danson during a surprise visit this week.

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School Games crowns first set of Platinum Mark winners

Posted 5 Dec 2017, 9 a.m.

The School Games team and the Youth Sport Trust would like to extend huge congratulations to our first ever group of School Games Mark Platinum Award winners.


Delivering inclusive opportunities for disabled children

Posted 20 Nov 2017, 9 a.m.

To mark Universal Children’s Day, Youth Sport Trust and National Disability Sports Organisations have released a new film to improve the delivery of inclusive sports opportunities through the School Games. The new video highlights how schools can work in partnership with expert partners to ensure their School Games offer is inclusive for all pupils.

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Celebrating our School Games award winners

Posted 17 Nov 2017, noon

Congratulations to all our School Games Award winners and nominees who were recently celebrated at the School Games National Summit. Here you can watch the SGO of the Year films which were shown on the day and check out the other award winners in our Hall of Fame.

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Active School Planner launched

Posted 18 Oct 2017, 9 a.m.

We are pleased to confirm that the Active School Planner has today been made available for use. This free to use tool, primarily for primary schools but available to all, is designed to track and improve physical activity levels in your pupils.

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Ben Smith announced for School Games Summit

Posted 5 Oct 2017, 3 p.m.

We're delighted to announce that Ben Smith, the creator of the 401 Challenge and the 401 Foundation, will be joining keynote speaker Steven Bartlett at this year's annual School Games National Summit. This year's event will take place at the Telford International Centre on Tuesday 14 November 2017 - with all School Games Organisers (SGOs) invited.

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