The School Games is a national programme, funded by Sport England. It aims to provide meaningful competition to children and young people, with a clear focus on each young person achieving their personal best. All Herefordshire schools are able to take part in the School Games at intra and inter school levels.
The games are underpinned by six values: respect, team work, determination, self-belief, honesty and passion. These are embedded throughout all of our competitions and supports the development of the whole child.
We host both School Games Organisers for Herefordshire; it is their role to support the delivery of intra-school and inter-school competitions, ensuring there are enjoyable, competitive opportunities for all children and young people, regardless of their ability.
In addition, we are also commissioned by Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire to deliver the county festivals. We have an exciting new programme in store for 2021-22, with a targeted focus on transition, covid recovery, girls, inclusion and engaging inactive young people. In addition to our usual festivals, we will be hosting a values and girls festival too! Make sure your school is signed up to our School Games mailing list to receive all of the latest information, or to find out how to get involved, please get in touch with Kieram.
To view all upcoming School Games events, please visit our events page using the link below.
School Games Events
Our first county festival of the year, the Values Games, will take place on 28th September.
For more information on the county School Games programme, please visit our partners’ page.
School Games Mark
We also support schools with their School Games Mark Accreditation, a government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
You can find out more about the scheme and the criteria at our dedicated School Games Mark page.
We were so delighted to be able to link our school sports day with Herefordshire School Games this year. Everything had to be just that little bit different, but the children loved the chance to take part from our youngest to our oldest. The encouraging message from Mr Knapp, the video link warm up, and the young leaders Games Oath got us off to a good start and imagine the children's delight when Moovin, the Herefordshire School Games mascot, arrived at school.Headteacher, Kington Primary School - July 2021