The Surrey School Games provide opportunities for young people across the county to get active and have fun. All schools can access the 'district offer', which is provided in conjunction with their School Sport Association, while some schools can also participate in the 'county' offer:
District offer (with school sports associations)
Your school can access a district competition calendar, co-produced by your school sports association and Active Surrey which will give your pupils a positive experience of sport, physical activity and competition. Your competition calendar meets the needs of all young people using the competition levels below:
- Inspire - An event targeted at the least-active/engaged with emphasis on participation/trying new activities/skills or low-level competition. Certificates and values celebrated. Not suitable for A team players who have represented the school in football, netball or district sports.
- Aspire - Competitions targeting the semi-sporty, B teams, often A teams from single-entry schools. These events also include festivals that aren't specifically targeted to the less-engaged.
- Higher - Competitions for the most-engaged/active and/or higher ability. Sometimes are pathway events leading to county finals. These events will suit children who compete at the highest level available.
Get involved this autumn term 2021
We have a number of opportunities for you to get active and involved in the Surrey School Games this term. The great news is they are all FREE, easy to organise and implement and can be used as vehicles to raise your school's profile by raising money for charity.
- One Run Global Schools Day - Fri 15 Oct: COMPLETED
- Active Travel for Children in Need - Fri 18 Nov: COMPLETED
- 12 days of Fitmas – Mid December: Join Active Surrey in getting active at Christmas, with a related festive game to get pupils more active during the school day in the run up to the holidays. get an idea of what's involved from the briefing sheet.
- Santa Dash for Save the Children – Fri 10 Dec: No matter what the distance or course, put on a Santa hat or Christmas jumper and have fun by going for a run and raising money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Appeal. See the briefing sheet for more details and right click / copy this image for your social channels or newsletter.
The county offer is more targeted, with provision aimed at supporting groups of young people in specific schools, based on their development needs. Focusing on certain groups means we have greater impact on those who have the most to gain from positive experiences of sport, physical activity and competition.
Competitions and events are designed to allow focus on the development needs of young people across four key areas:
- Physical development - A focus on physical activity and competition to support the development of young people’s motor skills. Emphasises both direct, and long term health benefits.
- Personal development – Focusing on the positive role physical activity and competition has to develop leadership skills and increase self-awareness. Enhancing the quality of life and young people's awareness of who they are and what they can achieve.
- Social development – Focused on providing a sense of belonging, developing skills such as teamwork, communication and respect for others and society.
- Emotional development – Focusing on the improvement of young people’s self-esteem: reducing stress, supporting their mental wellbeing and building their resilience while growing their understanding of other’s feelings.
The Surrey School Games are more than sport and competition. We actively promote the Spirit of the School Games which provides opportunities to develop leadership through volunteering, officiating, being a role model and so much more.