Millions of Young People engaged in school sports since the launch of The School Games

The following article from the Youth Sport Trust explains how The School Games has engaged over 10 million young people through competitive sport and helped them to achieve their personal best…. It’s been six years since the opening of London 2012 and one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity […]

Summer 2018 – Day 5…These Girls Can… Smash plenty of runs & take lots of wickets!!!

Friday 22nd June saw the fifth & final day of the Norfolk School Games take place and part of that was the Girls Kwik Cricket Finals held at Manor Park – the home of Horsford Cricket Club. 16 teams from across the 8 School Sports Partnerships in Norfolk took part meaning there were over enthusiastic […]

Summer 2018 Day 5 – Teenagers given chance to try new activities at alternative sports festival

The final day of the 2018 Summer Games saw Year 7-9 students from across the county converge on the Sportspark at the UEA to take part in an Alternative Sports Festival. The Festival aimed to provide a range of exciting opportunities for students who might not normally be engage with school sport or the School […]

Summer 2018 Day 4 – Secondary students go for Gold when taking to the track and giving their all on the field

With an overcast, blustery start to the day at the Sportspark around 640 pupils from Secondary Schools across the County came together to compete in the Secondary School School Games Athletics Finals. Despite the windy conditions pupils spirits were high. Speedy times were set on the Track and big distances recorded out on the Field. […]

Summer 2018 Day 3- Primary pupils from across Norfolk run, jump & throw themselves into action .

Well the sun eventually came out, after a slightly gloomy start, to greet schools for the Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Quad Kids Finals at SPortspark Athletics Track on  June. 20. Schools brought teams of 5 boys and 5 girls to compete in 4 different events – a 75m sprint, a longer 600m run, a […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Reel Them In – Anglers ‘cast’ into action which saw ‘nibbles’ turn into ‘net fulls’ to achieve spectacular results

Tuesday 19th June 2018 witnessed a large amount of talented Norfolk anglers casting into action on Barford Lakes for the second day of the Norfolk School Games Summer Finals. Over 45 pupils from secondary schools across the Norfolk County came together to compete of being crowned Norfolk School Games Angling Winners 2018; after being worthy […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Norfolk’s Golfing Greats

The 2nd day of our Norfolk Summer School Games 2018 brought out our mini golfers from all corners of the County. We were delighted to welcome the qualifying 130 boys and girls, aged between 5 & 9, to Norfolk’s Family Golf Centre to demonstrate their golfing prowess in the County Final. The competitors pitched and […]

Summer 2018 Day 2-Top Teamwork at Panathlon!

Another jam packed day at the Summer Games and we were back at Sportspark for the Primary Panathlon. The event was held by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which runs sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream and special schools were invited to represent their school […]

Summer 2018 Day 2 – Howzat!?!? Plenty of Fun at Kwik Cricket as it Only Rains Sixes!!!

Tuesday 19th June saw the second day of the Norfolk School Games swing into action and part of that was the Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals held at Manor Park – the home of Horsford Cricket Club. 16 teams from across the 8 School Sports Partnerships in Norfolk took part meaning there were over 150 children […]

Summer 2018 Day 1 – High Fives to all schools for a Fantastic Netball competition

On the first day of the Norfolk School Summer Games 30 teams across Norfolk played out a fantastic High Five Netball tournament in the sunshine at the Sports Park UEA. Sixteen large schools and fourteen small schools competed in a round robin tournament against two or three other schools in their group.  Teams entered the […]

Summer 2018 Day 1 – A smashing day for Catton Grove Primary

On day 1 of the Norfolk School Games 128 eager tennis proteges from schools across the county took to the indoors halls a the UEA Sportspark to contest the Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Finals. All eight School Sports Partnerships had previously held qualifying events, with the top four teams progressing to todays county finals. Each […]

Special Schools Summer Games Festival

On Thursday 14th June, Special Schools from across Norfolk took part in the Summer Games Festival. Over 80 pupils from John Grant School, Hall School, The Clare School, Sheringham Woodfields School and Fred Nicholson School participated in the festival which aimed to introduce and engage more young people with a special educational need into school […]

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 […]

Winter 2018 Day 3 – Hundreds of girls show off their skills at Girls Football Finals

Thirty five teams from across the county took part in the event which aimed to encourage more pupils to take part in competitive school sport and be physically active. The Finals were split into two separate competitions with one for girls in Years 3-4 and one for girls in Years 5-6. In both competitions teams […]

Winter 2018 Day 2 – 640 runners take over Holkham Hall for the Cross Country County Finals

Wednesday 7th March saw day 2 of the 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at our brand new venue Holkham Hall. Although the event had been postponed, after the snowy conditions last week, the second day of the Games saw 640 young runners take part in the Yr 3-6 cross country finals. Each of the […]

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 […]

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Students inspired by the Panathlon Challenge!

It was a great opening day of the Norfolk Winter School games 2018 as two teams from Dereham Neatherd and one team from City Academy Norwich competed in their first ever Panathlon competition. For many students involved this was their first experience of participating in a Panathlon and representing their school in organised sport. Seven […]

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils swing into action at the Norfolk School Games Key Steps 1 Gymnastics Finals

The opening day of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2018 brought 96 Year 1 & 2 boys and girls from across the County, to the fantastic Gymnastic Centre at the UEA Sportspark, to compete in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final. The children qualified from their Level 2 competitions to represent their respective School […]

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils Run, Jump & ‘Snow’ Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

February 26th, 2018 As part of the first day of 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competitions took place at the Sportspark. Despite the wintery conditions outside, close to 300 young athletes from Years 3 through to 6 took part in a wide range of Athletics events inside […]

Spectator Information for Winter School Games Finals (Mon 26th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar)

Please see below for information for spectators about each day’s events. Monday 26th February Yr 5&6 Sportshall – The event will be taking place at the UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 1pm. Panathlon- The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in halls 4&5. […]

1 week to go until the Winter School Games finals!

  With only 1 week to go until the Norfolk School Games Finals, we are gearing up for one of our most exciting week of events this year.

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 […]

Day 6 – A smashing performance by all at Y3-4 Mixed Mini Tennis Finals

Friday saw 128 big hitting mini tennis players competing in an event which enabled every player to play 5 matches throughout the day. 32 teams had qualified through Ssp Level 2 events earlier in the year and several schools had 2 teams into the finals. The draw enabled teams to progress forward in the draw and […]