Impact Awards Case Studies

From schools, SGOs, and Active Partnerships, we have compiled all shortlisted Impact Awards entries here as bite-sized case studies to help inspire you on ways to drive the impact the School Games network can have on young people and their community.

The Impact Awards are designed to showcase the changemakers; those making a positive difference in young people’s lives, and those who can inspire others to do the same. We have been overwhelmed reading about the positive change that is happening in schools around the country and to all those who have made an impact.

The winners of the 2021/22 Impact Awards are:

Lisa Alford, Rebecca Skinner, and Active Devon won the Commonwealth Games Impact Award which recognises activities highlighting the positive impact through sport to honour Birmingham 2022.

Steven Jamieson and Tim Fletcher SGOs from Lancaster & Heysham won the Secondary School Focus Award which recognises developments which focus on engaging secondary schools (or at other key transition points) to ensure that they are clear on the intent of the School Games and that their young people benefit.

Nick Gillard, SGO for the Exeter and Mid Devon area, won the Development Champions Award which recognises activities that focus on developing young people’s physical, social and mental wellbeing, personal development and life skills through leadership, coaching, volunteering and co-creation of opportunities.

Sharon Robertson from Energise Me (Hampshire and Isle of Wight) won the Engaging Schools Award. This award recognises those who engage schools with the School Games mission and vision through the local or county provision to develop understanding and benefits of physical activity, school sport and competition.

Bernadette O’Hare, SGO from Bolton, won the Those in Need Award which recognises interventions which target young people facing the biggest inequalities and challenges when it comes to their access, confidence, competence or motivations to physical activity and school sport.

Amelia Robertson, a teacher from New Brancepeth Primary Academy, won the Opportunity Supporters Award. This award recognises activities which engage a wide range of key stakeholders, including families, to advocate for the value of the School Games and demonstrate its impact on the lives of children and young people. 

You can read all of the shortlisted case studies via the links to the right-hand side of this page.

Find out more about the Impact Awards

Visit your dashboard or create an account for more details on how to apply for the Impact Awards.