Minerva Learning Trust

School Games

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is proud to host one of the 4 Sheffield School Games Organisers (SGO). 

What is the School Games?

The School Games consists of four unique types of competition:

  • Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
  • Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
  • County Final (Level 3)
  • School Games National Finals

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.

A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception in 2010 - ranging from intra - inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.

This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools that compete across School Games' competitions.

Benefits of the School Games

For young people...

  1. Have fun and enjoy themselves!
  2. Develop friendships and meet new people
  3. Become more determined and demonstrate resilience
  4. Understand and demonstrate the importance of respect for others
  5. Learn to develop self control and manage emotions
  6. Experience being part of a team and understand your contribution to it
  7. Win with pride and lose with grace
  8. Learn the importance of practice and preparation
  9. Learn how to set realistic goals and work towards achieving them
  10. Aspire to improve and challenge themselves

For teachers and schools...

  • Access exclusive content – registered schools have access to a range of tools, resources, videos and case studies which support the delivery of the School Games.
  • Get in contact with your local School Games Organiser, who will be able to offer you an annual calendar of competition for your school to access.
  • Be eligible for incentives and rewards – registered schools who blog on the School Games website will be considered for a range of prizes and fantastic promotion opportunities.
  • Apply for the School Games Mark – the award scheme rewards schools registered for the School Games for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into their community.
  • Publicise sporting events at your school – registered schools can customise their very own school profile page and share this with students, parents, and others in the local community.
  • Learn how to use sport as a catalyst across the curriculum – as well as an opportunity for more young people to actively engage in competitive sport, the School Games can provide advice and resources for wider impact across the curriculum. 
  • Utilise Change4Life clubs - fulfil government plans for getting young people active for at least 60 minutes every day and help tackle childhood obesity.