School Games

The School Games is a legacy programme from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and started in 2011. The School Games network consists of 450 School Games Organisers (SGOs) across the UK, who together
work with schools, parents, NGBs, stakeholders and communities to support children and young people to be active. The Youth Sport Trust (YST) are commissioned by Sport England to play a valuable and critical leadership and delivery role in supporting the School Games network

Team MCR have three School Games Organisers (SGOs) who support Manchester’s schools in their School Sport, Physical Activity and Health & Wellbeing programmes and work to achieve the School Games vision. Manchester’s SGOs are:-

  • South and Wythenshawe Tom Ingram
  • Central and East Lucy Woodruff
  • North Ben Foster

Contact details for each are here

School Games vision

The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people

School Games mission

Putting physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

60 Active Minutes of Physical Activity for all young people

Ensuring all children and young people can achieve the national guidelines of participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on average a week has increasingly become an important component of the School Games.

Five outcomes for the School Games were introduced in the academic year 2020/21 and each contributes to wider social, emotional and personal outcomes for young people.

  • Maintaining and growing your school’s engagement in the School Games and your delivery of 60 active minutes for every child. 
  • Creating positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of your young people and has a clear intent. 
  • A clear focus on transition points (e.g. Yr.3 and Yr.6/7 as well as those in 3 
  • Creating positive experiences that support the character development of targeted young people. 
  • Advocated to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including engaging and educating parents.