Nottinghamshire School Games
As part of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy, the Nottinghamshire School Games is designed to boost participation in competitive sport for young people of all abilities and backgrounds, by significantly enhancing the year round calendar of competitive school sport.
The Nottinghamshire School Games aims to encourage children to be active from a young age, which will inspire them to lead a healthy and happy life. The Nottinghamshire School Games continues to grow year on year, providing opportunities for young people to experience and compete in over 30 sports across the school year.
The Nottinghamshire School Games provides quality opportunities for future leaders, reporters, commentators, announcers, photographers, musicians and artists to showcase their talent and develop their skills in a live event environment.
There are 3 key levels of the Nottinghamshire School Games, for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, as follows:
Level 1: Intra-School Competition
For many young people, this is the first experience of sporting competition, featuring relevant sporting opportunities (Form, house and PE based competition) within each school. Level 1 may also include awards systems designed to encourage young people to reach their personal best e.g. Aviva UKA Academy Sportshall Awards.
Level 2: District Level Inter-School Competition
At this level, individuals and teams represent their school, competing against other schools from the same district areas in select sports and events.
Level 3: Nottinghamshire School Games Championship Finals
Featuring the most successful sporting schools in the county, who have progressed after winning a level 2 event/league. There will be 2 Nottinghamshire School Games Championship Finals events per year (winter and summer edition) based at some of the best sporting venues in the county, featuring a multi-sport event experience and incorporating opening and podium ceremonies.
Winners at level 3 may progress to regional finals and in some cases, after winning a regional event, will have the opportunity to move on to compete in national competition.
A new addition to level 3 has been formed within the last two years - the Nottinghamshire School Games Inclusive Competition Calendar, providing a significant number of competitive opportunities for young people with a disability, from both mainstream and special schools. This is in addition to the disability sport competitions that feature in both the winter and summer edition.