Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

Posted: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 07:00

Let the Games Begin!

Children across Worcestershire are being encouraged to keep active this term, participating in a host of sporting challenges.

With the annual Worcestershire Summer School Games event having been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, earlier this year we hosted an exciting programme of virtual competitions. Following the success of the Virtual Summer School Games, which supported over 8200 pupils from Worcestershire Schools to get active and participate in competitive school sport, Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire is delighted to launch the Worcestershire Virtual Autumn School Games.

Whilst school life remains very different, the Games will give every student, school and household the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity challenges including Pentathlon, New Age Kurling and Agility and test their creative skills with a poetry competition from Monday 21st September.

The challenges will culminate in the 'Worcestershire Virtual School Games Christmas Special Week' - a week of celebrations to recognise the achievements of pupils and schools that have taken part - taking place from Monday 14th - Friday 18th December.

Scott Smith, Chair of the Worcestershire School Games Local Organising Committee said: "We were overwhelmed with the success and impact of the Worcestershire Virtual Summer Games and we are really excited to launch the Autumn Games."

"At a time when social distancing is required, we hope the Worcestershire Virtual School Games can bring us together and help our schools, young people and their families be active, connect and most importantly have fun."

Huw Griffiths, Project Manager (Children and Young People) at Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire said: "The Games give children and young people a chance to demonstrate their teamwork, honesty, determination, passion, respect and self-belief within a physical activity environment."

"We wanted to involve as many children as possible, therefore we have come up with activity adaptations to ensure the challenges are inclusive and accessible."

All participants will receive an e-certificate. The winning pupil from each SGO area will receive medals and t-shirts, with 2nd and 3rd place also receiving medals. The winning individual from across the county will also win a sports equipment e-voucher for their school.

We would love to see your participation in any of the Worcestershire Virtual School Games Activities. Tag us on Twitter & use #WorcsVirtualSG. For more information please contact Tracey Freer (School Games Organiser) on ts165@chadsgrove.worcs.sch.uk.

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