What is the Norfolk School Games?
The Norfolk School Games is part of the national School Games programme. It is a government-led programme which aims to inspire children and young people to be physically active.
The games target pupils who would benefit most from being more physically active. Rather than focussing on competition and sporting outcomes, we will design the activities to encourage participation from all children.
Moving forward, there will be a heavier focus on helping students recover from the lasting impacts of the pandemic.
What are School Games Organisers (SGOs)?
Norfolk is split into 8 different areas, known as School Sports Partnerships (SSPs). Within these SSPs sit School Games Organisers (SGOs) who are specifically tasked with making the School Games happen.
School Games Organisers play an important role in developing and promoting local opportunities. This includes opportunities to move more, but also volunteering and wellbeing events. Each School Games Organiser also takes the lead on arranging activities in schools within their local area.
Active Norfolk will also provide opportunities available to all schools across the county. This includes the annual Norfolk Colour Run, which will be held on Monday 4th July 2022.
How can I get involved with the Norfolk School Games?
It’s easy for schools to get more involved with the Norfolk School Games.
Find your local School Sports Partnership by visiting the School Sports Partnership website. You’ll then be able to contact your local School Games Organiser for a discussion on how your school can make the most of local physical activity opportunities.
You can also check out the School Games website. Be sure to follow their accounts on social media to get the latest updates, and see what other schools in your area are up to.
Several other opportunities are available across the county. These include the Daily Mile challenge. This challenge is available all year round.
Get in touch
Got a question about the School Games? Our Children and Young People team can help you.Contact Children and Young People (CYP) team