The School Games, first introduced in 2010 as an Olympic/Paralympic school sports competition, is a key part of the Government's plan for creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 London Olympic Games. The aim of it is to revive competitive sport in schools and ensure everyone has a chance to take part. All schools were given the opportunity to be a part of the competition that spans four levels; intra-school competition, inter-school competition, county festivals and national finals. 86% of schools (21,190) take part and 8,000 of those have been awarded the School Games mark which is an award recognizing commitment to the development of competition in schools.
The School Games review found that the competition is well-placed to making a strong contribution to delivering the five outcomes set by 'Sporting Future' - the Government's sporting strategy. There are a number of recommendations however, which range from clarifying competition levels to improving volunteering opportunities & ensuring more people are participating.
For the full review of the School Games, click here.