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Virtual competitions to prevent children missing out on school sport

Posted 11 Jun 2020, 8 a.m.

A workforce of more than 450 School Games Organisers (SGOs), who are trusted and experienced leaders of school sport and physical activity programmes, were redeployed in March and have since helped parents, schools and communities move school sport online.


School Games Active Championships, video coaching and free resources to keep children active during school closures

Posted 16 Apr 2020, 1 p.m.

A programme of free daily digital content to help keep young people active during the Coronavirus crisis has launched this week, including video coaching and resources from sport National Governing Bodies.

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SGOs receive government recognition for brilliant Coronavirus response

Posted 16 Apr 2020, noon

At the end of March the School Games Organiser network was redeployed by the government to support a virtual weekly sport and physical activity digital programme to keep children active during the period of school closures.

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Sport England publish findings of physical activity survey

Posted 16 Apr 2020, 11 a.m.

Research carried out earlier this month has demonstrated the growing importance being placed on physical activity during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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Government redeploys School Games Organiser network to keep children active during Coronavirus

Posted 23 Mar 2020, 1 p.m.

Government backs a virtual weekly sport and physical activity digital programme to keep children active during the period of school closures

Are you providing a positive experience of competition?

Posted 16 Jan 2020, 3 p.m.

The School Games are doing research working to ensure that all young people have a positive experience of competition.

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Philip Neville announced as key note speaker for School Games Summit

Posted 31 Oct 2019, 11 a.m.

We are delighted to announce we have secured Philip Neville to deliver the Keynote speech at the School Games National Summit.

School Games National Summit 2019

Posted 2 Oct 2019, 10 a.m.

The School Games National Summit 2019 is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and supported by Sport England, through National Lottery investment.

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2019/20 Inclusive Health Check now live!

Posted 24 Sep 2019, 9 a.m.

The 2019/20 Inclusive Health Check is now live and can be accessed via your dashboard on the School Games website.

Children’s charity creates toolkit to help schools reframe competition

Posted 10 Sep 2019, 9 a.m.

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has launched an interactive toolkit and campaign to support the reframing of competition in school sports, following a successful 12-month pilot delivered through Sport England’s National Lottery investment in the School Games.

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Calling all School Games Stars

Posted 30 Aug 2019, 9 a.m.

We are looking for young people who have been involved in the School Games and want to share their stories with us through events, podcasts or other School Games opportunities.

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Sport England School Sport Action Plan Update

Posted 5 Aug 2019, 3 p.m.

Mike Diaper, Executive Director Children, Young People and Tackling Inactivity at Sport England shares an update following the School Sport Action Plan.

Youth Sport Trust Young Event Hosts – Development Programme

Posted 2 Jul 2019, 9 a.m.

Youth Sport Trust is committed to using sport to support young people fulfil their potential and as such are launching a new opportunity for young people aged from 13 with an interest or passion for public speaking either on a stage or in front of a camera to be part of the Young Event Hosts development programme.

European Dodgeball Championships - Free Opportunity

Posted 18 Jun 2019, 9 a.m.

This July, British Dodgeball are hosting the European Dodgeball Championships in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on the Thursday before the event starts, are running a junior workshop involving players from the England Lions Dodgeball Team. It is totally free for children to attend. It is also free for children to attend on the Thursday and Friday as spectators.

Regional Innovation Award Winners Announced

Posted 17 May 2019, 3 p.m.

Congratulations to our six Regional School Games Innovation Award winners as voted for by the School Games network at the recent conferences.

Register for YST National School Sport 2019: 24-28 June

Posted 16 May 2019, 11 a.m.

Too many young people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of sport and play that would improve their health and wellbeing and equip them with the skills to thrive.


National Finals - Katie Dinwoodie's Story

Posted 8 Feb 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Katie Dinwoodie, 15, competed in athletics at the 2018 School Games National Finals, and won the 100m sprint 0.3 seconds ahead of her closest rival.

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Personal Challenge #SGChallenge

Posted 15 Jan 2019, 9:45 a.m.

The new year brings with it a chance to reflect on achievements and a chance to dream about what 2019 may hold. Hopefully by now any new year resolutions are still going strong, but if not, you don’t have to wait until the following year to start.

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Monitoring swimming and water safety in primary schools

Posted 9 Jan 2019, 3 p.m.

Since 2012 Swim England has conducted annual research into the state of swimming and water safety provision and attainment levels in primary schools. These insights help us, as the national governing body for swimming, to set up programmes and resources.

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Celebrating our 2018 School Games award winners

Posted 27 Nov 2018, 9 a.m.

The School Games team would like to extend a belated congratulations to the five award winners from the 2018 School Games Summit which took place on Tuesday 20 November at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

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