Worcestershire youngsters take part in Virtual School Games Challenges

Worcestershire youngsters take part in Virtual School Games Challenges

Posted: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 11:09

Worcestershire youngsters take part in Virtual School Games Challenges

Last term more than 10,000 young people from 78 primary, middle, high and special schools in the county took part in the Worcestershire Autumn Virtual School Games.

With the return to school life very different this year, and the continued cancellation of events, organisers have been working hard to bring the annual School Games festival to school sites this Autumn.

Funded by Sport England and The National Lottery and organised by Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire and local School Games organisers, the virtual games are an opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in friendly competition and represent their school.

Taking place throughout the Autumn school term, primary, middle, high and special schools were encouraged to take part in challenges from Pentathlon and New Age Kurling to Agility and even Poetry. The Games saw 10,239 children and young people, representing 78 Worcestershire schools take part in the various challenges, for their chance to be crowned county champions.

The Games culminated in a School Games Celebration Christmas Special Week from 14-18th December. Competition winners were announced, highlights from the national Santa Dash challenge shared and extracts from the poetry competition showcased. Identified as this year's 'Sporting Champion', British high-jump champion, Joel Clarke—Khan was on hand throughout the week to share messages of good luck, answer students' questions and inspire our participants.

Scott Smith, Chair of the Worcestershire School Games Local Organising Committee said, "The School Games has been very different this year, with all competitions taking place at school sites. We have been blown away by the continued support we have received from school games organisers, school staff, Sport England and The National Lottery and without this, the Games would have been unable to take place."

To find out more about the Worcestershire School Games, please visit https://www.activehw.co.uk/worcestershire-school-games or contact Huw Griffiths (Children & Young People's Project Manager) on huw.griffiths2@worc.ac.uk.

Tags: School Games, Worcestershire