North Yorkshire Virtual School Games bring Success!

Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 13:30

North Yorkshire Virtual School Games bring Success!

Throughout the winter school term, North Yorkshire Sport along with the School Games Organisers launched a number of exciting virtual School Games team challenges for schools to take part in. These consisted of five separate activities including Tri Golf, Archery, Orienteering, New Age Kurling and Dance, with the aim to assist to support schools with planning activity as part of a safe return for pupils, contributing to increasing physical and emotional wellbeing and assisting the young people of North Yorkshire to feel motivated and energised.

The challenges set incorporated personal best elements in addition to contributing to overall team scores. The young people were given a number of weeks to practice their skills and final team scores were then submitted.

The top three winning schools from each of the competitions each receive awards.

We had an amazing response to these virtual School Games challenges with over 50 schools across the County districts taking part. It was great to see so many teachers promoting these activities and such a diverse group of young people taking part.

Neil Saunders, Teacher at Michael Syddall School said ' 'The virtual school games events have engaged every child across school this term. It's been great to see some of the less traditional sports really grabbing children's interest and fuelling their enjoyment. The inclusive events have allowed all children to thrive at some things which they ordinarily may not have done. Overall, the events have really been worth doing and have really captured the imagination of staff too!'

To view the County results please click here

North Yorkshire Virtual School Games bring Success!

Tags: Covid-19, School Games, Virtual Games