Mangotsfield SGO Area

My name is Wendy O’ Donnell and as the School Games Organiser for the Mangotsfield area in S Glos I am responsible for working with 45 schools: 38 primary and 7 secondary schools. I am based at Mangotsfield Secondary School and my normal working days are Monday to Thursday. If your children have attended any of our events you will also know the rest of my CSET Team – Alex, Dean, Deb and Julie.

In what are challenging times, the School Games Organiser Network (450 SGOs) have been tasked with keeping children active (in support of schools)

1. To maintain and grow school engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes.

2. To create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of young people and has clear intent.

3. To have a clear focus on secondary schools and transition pupils ( Yr3 & Yr7/8)

4. To create positive experiences that support the character development of young people, capitalising on Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by empowering young people to design, deliver and promote Physical Activity and / or Competition. 

5. To advocate to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including supporting schools to engage and educate parents.

Throughout the year I will provide face to face competitions / festivals, personal challenges, virtual competitions, leadership opportunities and courses  for schools.

In Term 1 all primary schools were invited to an Area X Country held at Mangotsfield Secondary School on 23rd October. To promote physical activity the Happy Healthy Halloween Activity Sheet has been sent to all schools encouraging children and families to get active and creative over October half term. ( attached)

Primary Schools have just received their Term 2 Virtual and Personal Challenges - 

     Secondary schools are currently enjoying X Country and getting ready for netball tournaments next term. There are Y7 Dodgeball and Benchball Festivals arranged for Nov / Dec along with Yr7 / 8 Sportshall Athletics Competitions. All secondary schools are invited to work with the SGO to create festivals that are outcome led and appropriate for their pupils.

Start of a very busy year....


Mangotsfield's SGOs

Wendy O'Donnell
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