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The School Games Programme

The School Games is a government led programme designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. It consists of different types of competition:

  • Personal Challenge
  • Intra-School Competition
  • Local Inter-School Competition
  • County Finals Festivals
  • School Games National Finals

The programme is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by 450 School Games Organisers (SGOs) across the country.

SGOs are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Lottery through Sport England to deliver the School Games programme for three days a week. They are predominantly hosted by schools to whom the funding is paid. Outside of this, many SGOs also work as teachers, within School Sport Partnerships or in other roles in sport and schools.

There are 5 SGOs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough covering the following areas; South Cambs, Cambridge, Witchford (East Cambs & Fenland), Hunts & Peterborough.

The School Games is a fun and enjoyable way of engaging all young people through school sport – either as a competitor, young leader, official, or as part of a media team, focusing on blogging and promoting sport.

Sport can encourage the growth of numerous qualities within young people and the School Games focuses on and celebrates success around six key values: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-believe and teamwork. These values are called the ‘Spirit of the Games’.

You can find out more about the School Games here or by contacting your local School Games Organiser who can tell you how you can get involved.

Claire McDonnell (South Cambs)                           [email protected]

Cath Heron (Cambs SSP)                                          [email protected]

Doug Finlayson (Hunts SSP)                                   [email protected]

Andrew Phillips (P’Boro SSP)                                  [email protected]

Helen Scotto Di Marrazzo (Witchford SSP)        [email protected]

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