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Bournemouth SGO Area

Welcome to Bournemouth School Games page. My name is Sarah Dunsford and I have been the School Games Organiser for the area since 2013. I love my job and am passionate about sport and physical activity for all, as well as being a wife and mum of two.

To put the School Games into context within the County here are our mission and vision statements

Vision: For all young people in Dorset to have the opportunity to enjoy and experience the benefits of taking part in competitive school sport.

Mission: To provide a programme of events that are age appropriate, positive and rewarding which contribute towards young people living healthy, happy and active lives.

At the current time our focus has changed due to the times we find ourselves in. Within Dorset as a School Games team we are working together to help every one stay active at home with their families. We hope we can give you some ideas to contribute towards your recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day. 

There are lots of resources, fun games and challenges available for things to do at home  (please see attached) .

School Games Active Championships

This  is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.  To find out more click here 

NGB Activities

National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence.  For more information please click here

Sport England- Join the Movement

'Join the Movement' gives people fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home and encourages them to share their own experiences online using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut

The campaign has its own online hub to give access to advice from organisations such as the NHS, and home workouts from popular fitness brands and influencers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT, many of whom are offering free content and extended trials to help people get easy access to home exercise. To gain access please click here.

Youth Sport Trust – Free Resources

There are some free resources for early years, primary, secondary and inclusion at the link below:


Catch up with our physical activity challenge videos  #DorsetDailyDose  to access these please click here  or via my twitter below. You might even spot me and my children in some of the clips.

Follow Dorset School Games at: Twitter - @DorsetGames or Instagram - dorsetschoolgames.  

Don't forget to share with us what you have been up too.

I am at home with my husband and two children, it can be challenging  but we are trying to embrace this rare amount of time that we don't usually get to spend together.

Most importantly stay safe at home and be kind to each other.