School Games: Inspiring young peopleThe 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. Athletics is one of the sports involved in the School Games and England Athletics has worked to produce resources that can be used at all levels of the School Games programme.
The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event:
Athletics in the School Games
If you are involved in the delivery of School Games whether at Levels 1, 2 or 3 we have resources which can help you. Please click on the relevant items below to download the England Athletics resource:
The Athletics offering is based upon the successful Super8 format.
Inclusive format for disabled athletes
England Athletics and its partners QuadKids have produced guidance and points scoring spreadsheets for inclusive Super8 competitions. This development is part of England Athletics' commitment to provide better competition opportunities for disabled athletes and is part of our School Games offer for all young people.
This guidance has been developed to allow disabled athletes to compete in meaningful and fair competition and contribute performance points to an overall team score alongside their non-disabled peers. The information aims to support competition organisers to proactively encourage disabled athletes to compete and offers advice on how this can be done for different numbers of athletes with different impairments. The new format allows for flexible delivery to suit local needs.
Four athlete groupings have been developed to allow for simple event organisation and so that non-classified athletes can compete. The points scoring system has initially been developed for four events (ambulant 100m, wheelchair 200m, ambulant shot, and seated shot) and nine other events are soon to follow.
Click here to download the Inclusive Super8 Guidance Manual. For a free copy of the points score system please register here. The points scoring system is an ongoing project that will be further developed over time to include all events, score by age, support talent identification and ultimately allow relative performance points to be allocated to athletes whether disabled or not. We ask competition providers to register to be sent the scoring spreadsheet so that we can send further updates as and when they are completed. Similar work is underway to develop our other short-form competition formats.
More about the School Games
You can find out more at the School Games website at www.yourschoolgames.com
Please see a film about the School Games below.