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 Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented school age athletes.
Intra-school competition – sporting competition for all students held within their school, culminating in a School Games Day.
Inter-school competition – individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools against other local schools in competitions run by School Games Organisers, with the winning teams progressing to a School Games Stockton Final.
School Games Final – regional or countywide festivals and competitions are usually held twice a year to find the best performers in the area as a culmination of school sport competition.
National multi-sport event – the School Games have the most talented young people in the UK competing in high-performance venues.
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
The Spirit of the Games values of determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief, and teamwork were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around and they focus on personal excellence through competition.