United by Birmingham 2022

Devon School Games United by Birmingham 2022

The Commonwealth Games are great, but what does it have to do with us in Devon?!

United by Birmingham 2022 has been created to deliver the Commonwealth Games legacy of improving the health and wellbeing of young people nationwide. Active Devon and the Devon School Games Organisers are really proud to have a role in this.

We’ll be working with schools across Devon to use the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games to give more young people positive experiences of school sport and physical activity.

We’ve created United by Birmingham 2022 inspired activities to support and achieve this goal. From seeing The Queen’s Baton up close and personal when it arrives in Devon on Monday 4th July, to delivering #UnitedbyB2022 Festivals at school, and having an opportunity to win tickets to the B2022 Closing Ceremony, there is something for everyone this summer!

Check out the competitions, events, challenges and resources below.

#UnitedbyB2022 Creative Competition

The #UnitedbyB2022 Creative Competition will run from Monday 6th June – Sunday 3rd July in the build up to the SEND Swim Festival and The Queen’s Baton’s Relay arriving in Exeter on Monday 4th July 2022.

This fun competition is open to children under the age of 16 years who reside in Devon, or attend school in Devon. Parents or schools can enter on behalf of the child via the entry form, which you can find with the T&Cs here.

Children talking part are challenged with the task of creating a piece of B2022 inspired art by drawing or painting a picture, making a model, scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, sewing or just getting crafty with your own Commonwealth Games imagination.

There are also fantastic prizes to be won! Top prize is tickets for two adults and two children (aged under 16 years) to the Birmingham 2022 Closing Ceremony on the 8th August with up to a maximum of £200 towards travel expenses.

Good luck!

#UnitedbyB2022 Quiz

The #UnitedbyB2022 Quiz will run from Monday 6th June – Sunday 3rd July in the build up to the SEND Swim Festival and The Queen’s Baton’s Relay arriving in Exeter on Monday 4th July 2022.

The quiz is open to all children who reside in Devon, or attend school in Devon and schools or parents can enter on behalf of the child via the links below.

How it Works

Quiz questions will be published by 10.00am daily across our Devon School Games social media accounts.

There will be weekly prize draws, with Perry the Mascot prizes for both individuals and schools that take part.

  • Week 1 – Answer the five questions published between Monday 6th and Friday 10th June and submit your answers here.
  • Week 2 – Answer the five questions published between Monday 13th and Friday 17th June and submit your answers here.
  • Week 3 – Answer the five questions published between Monday 20th and Friday 24th June and submit your answers here.
  • Week 4 – Answer the five questions published between Monday 27th and Friday 1st July and submit your answers here.

View the T&CS and answer sheet templates here. Good luck!

#UnitedbyB2022 Primary Festivals and Young Leader Training

To help you create and run your own B2022 Festival and provide Young Leader training in the process, we have put together a range of training resources. Starting with the Young Leader Training Tutor Notes, you’ll be guided on how to deliver your Young Leader training and how best to use the other resources available.

#SkiptotheGames – Summer Term Virtual Challenge

Our summer term virtual challenge is encouraging mass participation of skipping in schools. Can your class, year group or whole school #SkiptotheGames? Schools can enter and find out more here.

#UnitedbyB2022 Display Boards

Each School Games Organiser has two #UnitedByB2022 display boards which are touring around Devon with Perry the Mascot. To get the display boards and Perry to visit your school, contact your local School Games Organiser. You can also print the #UnitedByB2022 display boards out as posters to display across your school.

#UnitedbyB2022 Swim Festival

Taking place on Monday 4th July in Exeter, this event is a brilliant opportunity for your SEND students to take part in a fun filled #UnitedbyB2022 themed festival. Throughout the day you’ll be able to join in with our Swim Festival (three timeslots available) and our two drop-in sessions – #UnitedbyB2022 Creative Station and #UnitedbyB2022 Dance Station.

Not only that but you’ll also get the opportunity to see The Queen’s Baton up close and personal as The Queen’s Baton Relay will be dropping in during the day to celebrate with us.

Schools can enter and find out more here.

National B2022 Education Resources

Bring the Power

Bring the Power, Birmingham 2022’s Youth Programme creates pathways for Children and Young People to get closer to the Games and be a part of this once in a lifetime celebration of sport and culture. Sign up to get access to a whole host of B2022 themed education resources including a school assembly, festival pack, certificates and more!

Queen’s Baton Relay

Find out all about The Queen’s Baton Relay here and follow it’s journey here. Don’t forget that it’s coming to Devon on Monday 4th July!

Perry the Mascot

Learn all about Perry the Mascot and find all the Perry colour in sheets here and don’t forget to #PoseWithPerry.