The Norfolk School Games is part of the national School Games which is a government led programme designed to inspire young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition. The School Games is funded by Sport
England National Lottery funding and is free for all schools to take part in.
The Games is organised by an operational group made up of representatives from Active Norfolk and the School Games Organisers(SGO’s) from the 8 School Sport Partnerships in the county.
The group is overseen by a strategy group, which comprises of stakeholders including: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools and the Youth Sport Trust.
What is the vision?
The Norfolk School Games will continue to make clear and meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people that can benefit the most.
What is the mission?
Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young
people with the opportunity to be regularly physically active and achieve their personal best.
For more information, please head over to our ‘ About the Games ‘ page.
The Norfolk School Games Active Week is a week-long focus on getting pupils more active from the 21st of June, as part of the National School Sport Week 2021. This could be at school creating some new ideas for your PE lessons, during break times, or at after-school clubs. Why not try to get a […]
As part of our ACTIVE WEEK (21st -25th June), we welcome as many schools and pupils to take part in this year’s VIRTUAL COLOUR RUN on the Friday of that week. Make sure to pencil in the 25th of June in your diary and get planning your colourful outfit. And then just run, walk, skip, […]
Our final celebration article is all about the virtual gymnastics challenge that was open for pupils in years 1 and 2. The challenge required pupils to create their own floor routine using a selection of body management and floor exercise skills from the Key Steps 1 gymnastics pack. Examples of movements included a stretched jump, […]
The next of our school games articles is all about dance and was open to all secondary schools. This challenge required pupils to work together as a team to either create a ‘tik tok’ style challenge, follow our steps to create their own dance or choreograph a completely new dance. Routines were recorded and submitted […]
Another popular event in our school games calendar is the cross country which normally takes place in the beautiful setting of Holkham Hall in North Norfolk. Last term’s cross country virtual challenge was open to both primary and secondary schools and it was fantastic to see so many schools enter this one. The challenge was […]
This week we are looking back at our primary event, golf. Tri golf is another competition that we run in our summer programme and it was great to see so many schools get involved with this one virtually! Any primary school classes could enter this one and were split into groups of 5. The aim […]
The second of our school games virtual articles is all about the athletics competitions. Sportshall athletics is always a big hit and one of the most popular events that we run in our Norfolk School Games calendar; holding it virtually seemed to be equally as popular this year! The competition was open to both primary […]
Did your school take part in our virtual Norfolk School Games challenges last term? If you did, then keep an eye on our website and social media platforms over the next few weeks. We’ll be looking back over each of the competitions that took place and celebrating those schools who took part. This week’s article […]
As we enter another lockdown, it’s more important now than ever to ensure that children are receiving the recommended amount of exercise. During the last lockdown, it was reported that the number of children who said they were doing the recommended 60 minutes of activity a day had dropped from 47% to 29%. Pupils have […]
As another summer games has come to an end, we have been looking back on the last few months of competitions. Whilst it’s not been like our usual summer games, it certainly hasn’t been any less exciting! With the outbreak of Coronavirus in March forcing schools to close, we couldn’t let pupils miss out on […]