Norfolk School Games Goes Virtual

During the school closures Norfolk School Games Organiser Network will be providing activities and resources for children at school or at home to continue to be active and improve their physical literacy.

To keep the week interesting, engaging and varied each day will have a theme:

‘Make it Monday’- Make something to use (a target, a goal, a new game) or be creative with a physical activity poster, a certificate or a medal.

‘Try it Tuesday’ – Give something new a try, learn a new skill

‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ – Try some yoga, stretches and mindfulness ideas

‘Timetable Thursday’ – Active Maths and Active English activities

‘Freestyle Friday’ – Anything goes, be creative, be wild, be physical

To access these ideas, visit the Active Norfolk website:

https://www.activenorfolk.org/active-at-home-kids

Each themed day will have ideas to support the theme and will be updated on Friday each week.

In addition, the Norfolk School Games has been redesigned for the summer term to still enable pupils to take part, these will now be ‘Norfolk School Games Virtual Challenges.’

Each week in the lead up to the Games, a challenge will be set by our team of School Games Organisers and pupils are encouraged to submit photos and videos of themselves and their families completing the challenges. Each challenge will be around personal improvement and in line with the sports and events that are currently in the Summer Games.  We will then share and celebrate the entries via social media during the Norfolk School Games finals week, 15th-19th June.

We will also set regular dance challenges as part of our movement and dance summer festival on ‘TikTok’ (check it out on @norfolkschoolgames’) to help engage different ages to the activities, this information will also be sent from their School Games Organiser.

Once you have recorded your entry, submit the video via any of our social media platforms by tagging Norfolk School Games in your post. You’ll also need to include your school name and year group.

For Instagram use @norfolkschoolgames

For Twitter use @norfolkschgames

For Tiktok use @norfolkschoolgames

…and for Facebook entries please post directly onto the Norfolk School Games Facebook Page.

…or alternatively you can email your entry via email to schoolgames@activenorfolk.org

All schools will receive information direct from their School Games Organiser each week, or can find out more at www.norfolkschoolgames.co.uk

The virtual challenges calendar will be as follows;

  • Virtual Mini-tennis
    (primary and secondary)
  • Virtual Kwik Cricket
    (primary and secondary)
  • Virtual Angling
    (secondary)
  • Virtual Quadkids
    (primary and secondary)
  • Virtual Tri-Golf
    (primary and secondary)
  • Virtual Netball
    (primary and secondary)
  • week beginning
    27th April
  • week beginning
    4th May
  • week beginning
    4th May
  • week beginning
    11th May
  • week beginning
    18th May
  • week beginning
    1st June

As well as all that, watch this space for a revised colour run on June 19th!

We hope that this revised calendar of events will keep the spirit of the games alive and we look forward to seeing your entries soon!