The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people across the country to take part in more competitive sport.

A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering the distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception.

The Melton & Belvoir SSPAN is responsible for the delivery of the inter-school School Games structure which feeds into a Leicester-shire and Rutland County or SSPAN final as well as an additional programme of competitions to facilitate the needs of the schools throughout the Borough. This is in addition to the delivery of additional workforce, participation and club development opportunities and project delivery.

This national network currently services in excess of 18,222 registered schools who compete across School Games' competitions.

The School Games consists of five unique levels of competition:

  • Personal Challenge
  • Intra-school
  • Inter-school
  • County Final
  • School Games National Final

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. Nationally and locally the School Games is being delivered through partnerships by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners.

Annually Schools can apply for School Games Mark accreditation to demonstrate the value that they place on the importance of Sport and Physical Activity within school.

If you would like more information on the School Games programme visit http://www.lrsport.org/schoolgames

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