For Schools and Young People the #DevonVirtualGames is Back for the Autumn

Following the huge success of the #DevonVirtualGames Summer Series we are really excited to launch the Autumn series. 

If you’ve not yet taken part, the #DevonVirtualGames is the Devon School Games with a twist as all competitions are virtual! The series of events throughout the Autumn term will offer young people the opportunity to compete against themselves and others whilst maintaining social distancing.

If you are aged between 5 – 16 and reside in, or attend a school in Devon you can enter. And, you can enter as many of the competitions as you like that are open to your year group.

The Autumn term series will run from the 14th September 2020 – 11th December 2020. During this time there will be will six different competition events which are suitable for both SEND and Mainstream school children. The events have been designed to do at school or home. So whether you are back in school or being home schooled you can join in. And in traditional Schools Games style, there are medals and certificates to be awarded.

So, don’t miss out on taking part in the #DevonVirtualGames! Virtually team up with your classmates, represent your school and compete against other children across Devon.

Find Out More About the Events and How to Enter Them

Entering the #DevonVirtualGames competitions is really straight forward. For each competition event there are separate event details and you will need to submit a separate entry form. Parents or guardians, and teachers you will need to help with this as you have to be aged over 18 to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Please click here for the full Terms and Conditions and everything you need to know about the events, including what they are, when they are taking place and how to enter them.

We wish you the best of luck and hope you really enjoy taking part in the #DevonVirtualGames!

Meet the Devon School Games Organisers

The #DevonVirtualGames is hosted and organised by Active Devon and the Devon School Games Organisers (SGOs). For the #DevonVirtualGames Summer Series the SGOs created a short video to introduce themselves. If you would like to virtually meet your SGO and put a name to face you can watch the video here.

Sharing Your Achievements

Whether you are taking part again or for the first time why not share your achievements with us on social media using the #DevonVirtualGames. 

The School Games social media channels are:

Taking Part and Staying Safe

We passionately believe that being active is as important as ever, however, safety is paramount. Please ensure you are following the latest government guidance. See here for more Guidance On Being Active, plus we have also included in the Terms and Conditions and individual event details a link to the Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students.   #StayActiveStaySafe

“Devon’s schoolchildren love taking part in the School Games. So, even though our normal event can’t go ahead, we wanted to create something virtually.

There is the added incentives of medals and certificates. I am sure the hundreds of children and their schools will be keen to take part. It will continue our tradition of friendly rivalry across the county.” Lisa Alford, Project Officer at Active Devon.