Springwell School are registered with the School Games and have held a 'School Games Gold Award' for the past 4 years!
The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport. Responsibility for the development and organisation of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games lies with the Youth Sport Trust.
What is the School Games?
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The School Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level:
The Games have a strong Inclusive element resulting in more meaningful opportunities are available for young disabled people.
How is the School Games delivered?
Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department of Health (DOH).
- Sport England, who are in charge of distributing Lottery funding and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships.
- Youth Sport Trust, who are the landscape lead organisation for school sport. They been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.
Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support the School Games.
At a local level, the School Games will be delivered by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners. There are almost 50 Local Organising Committees (LOCs) which are chaired by Head Teachers and these oversee the county festivals.