School Games Update - May 2012
We are only a month away from our first ever School Games summer festival! The festival is a great opportunity for young students to experience a high quality Multi-Sport event.
Schools from all across the area have been qualifying in local level competitions to earn their place at this event. There are also some open entry competitions such as Waterpolo, Tag Rugby and Beach Volleyball.
The Summer festival will have lots more going on than just their sports competition.
- A ‘GameZone’ area where pupils can take part in both cultural activities and sporting challenges when they have breaks in the day.
- A Olympic themed sessions will be on offer as well as the chance to have a team photo with an actual Olympic torch.
- An Opening Ceremony featuring a speech by an international athlete (Tom Reed – British Judo), school dance and musical performances.
- A VIP reception.
Students with a physical disability have been invited to attend the festival and take part of the ‘Playground to Podium’ scheme that is looking to identify talent in sports such as Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis and Boccia.
160 students who are being trained (on 31st May) will support the festival by taking on a variety of voluntary roles on the day. A select group are being trained in media to capture film and photo footage of the day.
Now the countdown has moved from months to days we are really looking forward to a great celebration of School Sport. This day will be a showcase of the West of England’s next generation of sporting stars.
For more information about the School Games programme please visit www.wesport.org.uk/schoolgames.