Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Norfolk School Games has gone virtual. During the Autumn term we are running a programme of fun virtual competitions to help pupils return to school and keep active.
The Norfolk School Games is the largest school sport event to ever be held in Norfolk. Since 2012 the annual event has provided opportunities for our pupils across the county to compete in many different sports at different levels. Each year more and more pupils take part with an estimated 18,000 young people accessing 14 different sports across 150 events this year alone. The Games are part of the national School Games initiative which aims to inspire more young people to take part in competitive school sport.
Our vision for the Norfolk School Games is to continue to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the young people who can benefit the most.
Our mission is to keep competitive sport and physical activity at the heart of schools, providing engaging opportunities for young people to develop as characters, realise their potential and continue their pathway to an active, healthy, happy and prosperous life.
The Norfolk School Games is organised by Active Norfolk and the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in the county and sponsored by the SportsPark.
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.
Wednesday 4th March Day 7 of the 2020 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals took place at Holkham Hall. The final day of the Winter Games schedule saw 640 young runners, from over 150 schools, come together to take part in the Norfolk School Games cross country finals. Each of the participants had qualified to represent their […]
Friday 14th February saw 13 different Secondary Schools descend upon Sportspark, ready to represent their School Sport Partnership and compete at the second-ever Norfolk School Games Dance competition. After a successful first year at the Summer Games 2019, the Dance competition made a return as part of our Winter Games week but this time with […]
Today saw hundreds of young female footballers take part in the 2020 Norfolk School Games Girls Football Finals. The Finals was held at Goals Norwich and included separate events for pupils in Years 3-4 & 5-6. Organisers had their fingers crossed that the weather would be kind and wouldn’t interrupt the days play. During the […]
Our Special School Games are an integral, and a much loved & valuable, part of our biannual Norfolk School Games We were delighted to see so many pupils joining us at this year’s event from 6 schools across the County who cater for pupils with special needs. We were especially pleased to welcome The Wherry […]
Another fantastic day at Sportspark. The Primary Panathlon was run by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which delivers sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream primary schools were invited to represent their school sports partnership at the event and it was great to see so many […]
On the 11th February 2020, secondary school Yr 7-9 students from schools across the county took part in our Secondary Alternative Sports Days. The event was held at UEA, Sportspark, which saw students from the eight School Sport Partnerships take part in a variety of activities. These activities included hourly-rotated sessions of Killer Tennis, Skateboarding, […]
Another fantastic day was had by all at the UEA, Sportspark. The Secondary Panathlon was taking place alongside Secondary Alternative Day. The Secondary Panathlon event was run by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which delivers sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream secondary schools were invited […]
As part of the of 2020 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals, the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competition took place at the UEA, Sportspark today. The competition was open to teams who had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. 16 teams competed with a […]
What a brilliant start to the 2020 Norfolk Winter School Games, with our Year 7/8 Handball Finals! Just under 200 boys and girls from across the county arrived, resplendent in their School Sports Partnership colours, and competed with great enthusiasm and determination in this exciting, and fast moving event. We introduced Handball, as […]