School Games stories

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Hear the story of Team GB kayaker Emily Webb

Posted 9 Aug 2017, 2 p.m.

During the summer of 2016, we conducted a series of interviews with Team GB kayaker Emily Webb, entitled: 'The Diary of a Wannabe Olympian'. You can read the series in full here.

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Goalball at Oakwood Academy

Posted 4 Apr 2017, 3 p.m.

Leigh Cooper from Oakwood Academy discusses the impact of goalball at the school.

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Q&A with Sharon Phillips: School Games Organiser of the Year

Posted 10 Feb 2017, 9 a.m.

The School Games team were delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with Sharon Phillips this week for a short question and answer session. Sharon, a senior Development Coach for the Youth Sport Trust, recently won the SGO of the Year Award.

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Sharing of good practice: young leaders at Brockwell Junior

Posted 8 Feb 2017, 9 a.m.

The following piece was put together by the Young Leaders at Brockwell Junior School. It is a fantastic example of the School Games values, as well as the ability to reflect on past accomplishments and plan for the future.

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Sharing of good practice: St.Joseph’s sports leaders

Posted 1 Sep 2016, 2 p.m.

School Games Organiser Dan Moody tracked the progress of a group of young sport leaders, the Bronze Ambassadors, over the course of two years. These were the results.

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Gareth Lowe discusses the School Games and The Keys Federation

Posted 5 Feb 2016, 9 a.m.

Gareth Lowe is passionate about getting more young people involved with sport. He is currently a part of The Keys Federation Multi Academy Trust in Wigan, where he is the Sports Leader of Purpose across four schools.

Julie Simonelli

Why teaching young people to swim should not just be a tick in a box

Posted 29 Jan 2016, 9 a.m.

Julie Simonelli has always loved school sport. However, it was swimming that caught her attention most of all, and she has since started her own club alongside her three daughters.

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Why nursery teacher wants sport to be kept fun and enjoyable for all

Posted 11 Jan 2016, 9 a.m.

She might be relatively new to the teaching world but Steph has already got plenty of experience under her belt. After beginning her teaching career in Suffolk, helping Year 3-4, she has since worked in Australia and now as a nursery teacher.

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Community nurse Lydia Norton on the need to stay active at school

Posted 18 Dec 2015, 9 a.m.

A newly qualified nurse in her first role since graduating from Southampton University, Lydia Norton has seen first-hand how a poor lifestyle and a lack of physical activity can lead to a wide variety of health problems.

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Newport Junior teacher Sophie George discusses benefits of school sport

Posted 4 Dec 2015, 9 a.m.

Sophie, who hopes to transition into a sport based teaching role in the future, believes that high quality physical education can have huge benefits on a child’s social, emotional, moral and academic achievements.

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American university student compares US and British school sport

Posted 27 Nov 2015, 9 a.m.

A full-time student at Indiana University in the United States, 21-year-old Katie Kapusta has always harboured a great affection for sport, and during a recent visit to England was able to draw a number of interesting comparisons between the countries.

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Trevor Jones talks sport in the community and inspiring children

Posted 20 Nov 2015, 9 a.m.

A successful boxer, a London Marathon runner and an impromptu personal trainer, many of the best moments for Trevor Jones have come in some form of sporting arena. This is his story.

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GB athlete Emily Webb talks school sport and inspiring young girls

Posted 6 Nov 2015, 9 a.m.

Olympic hopeful Emily Webb is determined to do whatever it takes to reach the 2020 Games in Tokyo, having taken what she describes as the ‘biggest gamble of her life’ just to put her in with a chance.

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King Alfred's - supporting the more able

Posted 1 Sep 2015, 11:55 a.m.

This resource, consisting of a film and supporting document, is designed to help PE departments in identifying and providing support for their most able pupils in PE and school sport.

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County case studies

Posted 1 Sep 2014, 12:45 p.m.

Take a look at historical examples of best practice for county competitions.

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Inter-school case studies

Posted 1 Sep 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Take a look at historical examples of best practice for inter-school competitions.

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Intra-school case studies

Posted 1 Sep 2014, 12:15 p.m.

Take a look at historical examples of best practice for intra-school competitions.

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Holden Lane Cluster - running a School Games Day

Posted 1 Sep 2013, 12:05 p.m.

The concept of ‘competition across the curriculum’ was embraced by Holden Lane Cluster in Stoke on Trent during the 2012 summer term.

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Vale Royal Partnership - running an inclusive School Games Day

Posted 1 Sep 2012, 11:45 a.m.

Vale Royal’s School Games Day formed part of a week-long celebration of school sport. It focused on inclusive and adapted sports with schools being invited to select suitable young people.