It's your school games
In the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, your school has the chance to boost your existing work in school sport to create a year-round calendar of competition for all your students. The School Games is a celebration of competitive sport that will involve all young people in years 3 to 13, of all abilities and backgrounds.
The School Games is made up of four levels of competition:
Level 1: Intra-school competition, culminating in a School Games day
Level 2: Regular inter-school competition between schools at a local level
Level 3: Annual county/area culmination of inter-school competitions – School Games Festivals
Level 4: National multi-sport event
The School Games aims to be much more than competitive school sport - our aspiration is to support all young people to achieve their personal best in sport and in life. With London 2012 fast approaching now is the time to harness the unique power and energy of the world's greatest sporting event to motivate all young people.
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 - Department for Education, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department of Health - with funding from Sport England, through the National Lottery. The School Games underline this Government's commitment to providing a new approach to competitive school sport designed to motivate and enthuse all young people.