Entries by Joanne Thompson

A Look Back on the 2017/18 School Games Finals

What a year it was for another Norfolk School Games. Over 18,000 young people took part in level 2 competitions in the year across all 8 school sports partnerships. This year alone saw nearly 3500 children compete in 22 events, 15 of which were level 3 competitions. With such a variety of sports on offer, […]

Secondary Alternative Sports Day

On the 3rd and 4th May 2018, secondary school pupils from schools across the county took part in our Secondary Alternative Sports Days. The event was held at Kaset and Alive Leisure in Kings Lynn and it was hard to believe that they were in fact the last couple of days of the 2018 Winter […]

Special Schools ‘on target’ at the Games

Friday 27th April saw our re-scheduled Special School Games take place at Sportspark. The event saw pupils from John Grant, Sidestrand Hall, Clare School, Harford Manor special schools in Norfolk compete in Curling, Duathlon, Archery and Badminton and they all faced each competition with great determination! The activities were delivered brilliantly by local community clubs […]

Spectator information reminder for Cross Country Finals

The event will be taking place at Holkham Hall this Wednesday 7th March. Cars are permitted to enter via the north gates. For Sat Navs, please use the postcode NR23 1RH. For cars bringing participants, a parking pass will need to be shown to car parking staff who will direct drivers to the correct car park. These can be […]

Norfolk Winter School Games Week Postponed

Due to weather conditions forecast this week we have taken the decision to postpone the following Norfolk School Games Finals:  Cross Country- Forecasts are suggesting that Holkham could feel as cold as -10 degrees and with there being no indoor space for competitors and predicted travel disruption we felt that in the interest of ensuring a […]

School Games are back

The Norfolk School Games is back for another year! It is the largest school sport event to be held in Norfolk and your school has now been offered the chance to take part this year. The Games are part of the national School Games initiative which aims to inspire more young people to take part […]

Norwich Teenage Girls Get Active at #ThisGirlCan Festival

Monday afternoon saw Norwich School Sport Partnership launch a brand new festival designed to help inspire more teenage girls to be physically active as part of the Norfolk School Games. The festival targeted girls in Years 9-11 who enjoyed taking part in PE lessons but did not take part in additional sport or physical activity outside of lessons either […]

Summer Games Qualifying Competitions underway across the County

  Girls Football qualifying events have gone down brilliantly across all Norfolk Schools Sports Partnerships. Norwich, West Norwich & Dereham, Norwich East, North, South, East and West SSP’s have already held their year 3 & 4 competitions with over 700 girls taking part so far. Breckland’s comp is after the Easter hols. The top 4 teams from east […]

West Norfolk Tag Rugby teams brave the cold.

17 teams from 16 schools travelled to West Norfolk Rugby Club on a very cold January day to compete in the Level 2 of the School Games. Both large and small school competitions were held alongside each other and great tag rugby was witnessed throughout the morning by a good crowd of teachers and parents. […]

WNDSSP Sportshall Athletics, very noisy and great fun!

It was a day of fast-paced fun & plenty of action as 16 teams competed in the West Norwich & Dereham SSP School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition at the UEA Sportspark. Over 300 children took part in the days activities, as 12 Schools battled it out in the Big Schools competition and 4 Schools took part in […]