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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.

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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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Introducing our new Play Formats

Posted 9 Nov 2018, 2 p.m.

We are delighted to launch our new ‘Play Formats’ which are intra-competition resources. These have been designed to encourage more active play and support children to engage informally in activity before accessing more formal sport specific variations.

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Alex Gregory announced as keynote speaker for School Games Summit

Posted 31 Oct 2018, 11:43 a.m.

We are delighted to announce that Alex Gregory MBE will feature as the keynote speaker at the 2018 School Games Summit. Having recently retired from sport, Alex is now sharing his knowledge and experience with audiences around the world.

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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.

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National Innovation Award Nominations

Posted 1 Jun 2018, 1:54 p.m.

As part of this year’s School Games Celebration Lunch, a number of Awards will be presented to the network. The Innovation Award recognises a SGO, or groups of SGOs, who approach their work innovatively to find effective solutions to providing every young person with the opportunity to engage in the School Games.

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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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