Avon Valley SGO Area

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Charlie Wildman is the School Games Organiser who is hosted by Pewsey Vale secondary school. With over 20 years experience as a PE teacher in both primary, secondary, state and private schools I feel I have the breadth of knowledge to help schools develop their PE and sport. I want to help and enable schools to make a positive difference to the physical, mental, social well-being of every pupil in their school. The Avon Valley partnership is a rural and widespread area but we have much to offer within our clusters at both primary and secondary levels.

My area covers - Tidworth, Pewsey, Marlborough, Amesbury, Durrington and all 44 primary and secondary schools in the surrounding areas.

School Games Outcomes

1) the delivery of 60 active minutes for every child.

2) creating positive experiences

3) a clear focus on transition points (Yr3 & Yr7) and engaging secondary schools

4) allowing the delivery of high quality, inclusive leadership and volunteering

5) ensuring all stakeholders understand that School Games can make a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people

Throughout the year I am trying to offer a variety of festivals, targeted events and individual school support.


Virtual competitions - there will be one per term. Each of the 6 areas will have two activities and video resources and all information will be available in 'Related Files' and on the WASP website

Wiltshire are also continuing to host School Games - county competitions 

The amount of competitions has been reduced in comparison to previous years as you will see from the list below:

Primary = Football, Tri Golf, Quadkids, Orienteering, Boccia and New Age Kurling

Secondary = Super 8's Athletics, Girls Touch Rugby, Girls Rounders, Boys Dodgeball, Boccia and New Age Kurling.

For more information about Wiltshire Sport, useful courses and community links please go to their website: wiltssport.org

Sports Leaders

Schools can be offered support in the development of sports leadership within their school.

1. Sports Leaders Course

2. Organising Competitions

These can be for you to deliver sports leader training either at school or virtual or I can come to your school and deliver the session (this would be a whole day course)

3. SIS powerpoint where you can access the videos and work booklet

60 Active Minutes

Each pupil should be getting plenty of activity at school per day.

This can be divide in to three categories:

Active Learning – lessons are adapted to combine movement and learning to promote cross curricular learning

Active Breaks - designed to provide pupils the opportunity to engage in physical activity

Keep activity breaks short 1-5 minutes, perform 2-3 times a day

Use music to help motivate – make sure it is appropriate to the age group, keep it up beat. It is a good way to signal the beginning and end of the break. Also helps with the pacing

Active Environment – activities allowing pupils to be more active within their daily routine

School Games Review and Health Check

A presentation of the questions you will be asked

Social Media

You can find us on Twitter @Avon Valley SGO -  where we post all results re our competitions and festivals. This School Games website is also a great source to find resources, information, signposting.

Please get in touch via:  [email protected]

We work closely with:

WASP (Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Partnership)  https://www.wiltssport.org

Alma Borthwick - Project Officer for Wiltshire School Games - [email protected]

Youth Sport Trust https://www.youthsporttrust.org

Rachel Bowen - Inclusion Lead - [email protected]

Rachel has designed some weekly activity sheets these are attached

Useful Links

Change 4 Life https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/about-change4life - activity cards attached 

Supermovers -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

Cbeebies (Andy’s wild workouts) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz 

Jump start Jonny - https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk 

Cosmic kigs yoga - https://www.cosmickids.com 

10 minute shake up C4L - https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up