The 2016 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age.
The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our 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. The event consists of some 9 sports and around 1,000 young athletes.
This year the event is being held on 30 June 2016 at Inspire Luton.
The Youth Sport Trust is proud to develop and organise the 2016 School Games, which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England.
The School Games operates locally at 3 Levels.
- Level 1: Intra competition - this takes place within the school leading into a school festival.
- Level 2: Inter competition - school teams competing against other local schools.
- Level 3: Team Beds & Luton wide multi-sport School Games which provide the opportunity for schools to compete in County finals and also take part in some open entry events.
What do the Level 3 School Games entail?
The Level 3 School Games are much more than just a sports competition, they are a celebration of young people's talent with young people at the heart of the Games. They provide opportunities for young leaders to get involved with the delivery of different sports, help out with event management and form part of the media crew. Young people also have the chance to perform in opening ceremonies, try their hand at new sports and embrace the cultural element of the Games, as well as excelling on the sports field.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) takes the strategic lead on School Games and ensure the Level 3 School Games are delivered successfully. Linking into this committee is an operational group which agrees the sports/formats/year groups of the Level 3 events and ensures the Level 2 competition calendars feed in creating clear competition pathways.