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The School Games is a chance for schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to build on their existing work and boost school sport by creating a year-round competition calendar for all students.

What is the School Games?

The School Games is a key Government priority for realising a meaningful sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is supported by three Government departments – the Department for Education, the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, and the Department of Health – with funding from Sport England, through the National Lottery.

The School Games underline a commitment to providing an approach to competitive school sport and ability to add value across the school. This is designed to motivate and enthuse all young people, in years 3 to 13 of all abilities and backgrounds.

School Games in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

The Games are supported by five School Games Organisers from districts across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the posts are based at: Comberton Village College, Hinchingbrooke School, The Netherhall School, Stanground Academy and Witchford Village College.

The School Games Level 3 Festivals in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are led by a Local Organising Committee (LOC), made up of representatives from across the county including School Sports Partnerships, Headteachers, Cambridgeshire PE Advisor, and Living Sport – the County Sports Partnership. This group works in partnership to deliver Level 2 and Level 3 events.

Each Festival includes an Opening Ceremony, with…

  • A speech from the Local Organising Committee Chair, Jonathan Digby
  • Performances from successfully nominated schools
  • A reading of the School Games Spirits (Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-belief, and Teamwork)
  • An official opening by a Sporting Champion

Medal Ceremonies will conclude each of the sporting competitions to recognise the various schools in becoming county champions.

To QUALIFY for the Level 3 Festivals, schools must enter their Level 2 SSP rounds and should contact their local School Games Organiser, see the link below!

School Sports Partnerships

For more info about the School Games please contact Chris Whitfield on 01487 849912 or email chris.whitfield@livingsport.co.uk

Please click here to view the School Games Welfare Plan 2016-17

Follow the various links for further information on the School Games:

Local Organising Committee

Register Your School

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