Our aim is to ensure that PE and School Sport in Hertfordshire is of the highest possible quality. The School Games has been on an incredible journey since its inception in 2010. We are now on the next stage to ensure that it reaches every young person and continues to drive competitive school sport. At the core of this work is the unwavering belief that competitive school sport should be at the heart of school life. The School Games are overseen by our team of School Games Organisers.
The School Games Vision, Mission and Characteristics
Mission: Keeping competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best
Vision: By 2020 the School Games will be continuing to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people
Characteristics: The School Games will focus on ensuring it is relevant to more children and young people and their lives today and allows more of them to achieve their potential. In driving this forward the School Games will seek to:
- engender a sense of competence;
- promote enjoyment; and
- avoid negative or bad experience and promote a positive one
The School Games Levels
Schools and pupils will participate and progress through three levels of competition:
Intra (Level 1): sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
Inter (Level 2): individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions. Many of these competitions are run by Local School Games Organisers (click here to see who they are )
County (Level 3): the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.
There will also be an annual School Games National Finals for talented young people involved in the talent pathways and programmes of the national governing bodies of sport participating in the National Finals. Whilst young people from county events (L3) and inter (L2) or intra (L1) may attend the National Finals as an athlete or volunteer if their sport is engaged as per the above, there is no direct or automatic progression in the pathway.
What do the Level 3 School Games entail?
The Level 3 School Games are much more than just a sports competition; they are a celebration of young people’s talent with young people at the heart of the Games. They provide opportunities for young leaders to get involved with the delivery of different sports, help out with event management and form part of the media crew. Young people also have the chance to perform in opening ceremonies, try their hand at new sports and embrace the cultural element of the Games, as well as excelling on the sports field.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) takes the strategic lead on School Games and ensure the Level 3 School Games are delivered successfully. Linking into this committee is an operational group which agrees the sports, formats and year groups of the Level 3 events, and ensures the Level 2 competition calendars feed in creating clear competition pathways.
We are looking for sponsors for this event which attracts 1000 children locally. Please contact Tanya Angus if you would like to discuss opportunities.
School Games Organisers
Please visit the School Games Organisers page for your local contact.