Autumn Term 2020 Events
Our School Games calendar for 2020/21 has been adapted due to Covid-19 and a virtual approach has been adopted. Our virtual challenges can be completed both at school and at home and require minimal equipment, or if equipment is required it can be substituted for other household items. Our new Playwaze system has allowed for virtual competition to be accessed anywhere and everywhere, and for our 'at home' offer to be developed. See here for Playwaze.
This Autumn Term, there are four different challenges. Most of which are open for the duration of the term as we appreciate that it may be difficult to fit into the school calendar over specific days and weeks.
FRIENDSHIP RUN CHALLENGE - 19th to 23rd October 2020 (NOW FINISHED)
As the usual Cross Country competitions were not able to take place, the Friendship Run proved to be a great success with more than 5,500 students across the county taking part. Many also completed the 1-mile challenge (see results for this here). Some schools had all their students participating, some schools has specific year groups and a few even completed this at home! The county winner in each category received a medal from our School Games partners, Decathlon Cambridge!
Each School which took part in the Friendship Run has been put into a draw to win a 60-min virtual Q&A session with Paralympian Sam Ruddock! This will be drawn on Friday 8th January 2021.
CELEBRATION DANCE CHALLENGE - deadline for video submissions 30th November 2020
Who for: KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4.
Theme: Celebration and Friendship
Entry: Video entry 1-4 minutes in length.
Awards: The chance to perform at the opening ceremony of the county School Games in June.
Competition: Record a dance which uses some of the key moves which can be found in the following video:
Email dance video submissions to: or to your SSP.
PLEASE NOTE: When submitting videos of pupils please ensure that your school photo/video consent policy is followed at all times. No videos submitted as entries into this competition will be shared publicly. They will only be viewed by the competition organisers and judges.
SPORTSHALL PENTATHLON - deadline 18th December 2020
When: Anytime this term, results to be submitted no later than 18th December.
Who for: Year 3/4 (mixed), Year 5/6 (mixed), Year 7/8 (boys), Year 7/8 (girls).
Theme: Competition (local, county, and national).
Events: Speed bounce, chest push, vertical jump, shuttle run, standing long jump.
Competition: Friendly competition. Spreadsheet to be sent back to your SSP or email@example.com.
Awards: The winning school will receive a gift voucher at Decathlon (provided by our partners Decathlon Cambridge).
OUTDOOR ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES CHALLENGE - deadline 18th December 2020
When: by 18th December 2020
Who for: KS1, Years 3&4, Years 5&6.
Entry: Photo to be submitted to your SSP or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events: Contact your SSP or email email@example.com for the activities. We have activities tailored for each age group!
Awards: Prize draw entry for your school to win a 60min Q&A with Paralympian Sam Ruddock!
Challenge Pack for KS1 here!
Challenge Pack for Years 3&4 here!
Challenge Pack for Years 5&6 here!
The Spring Term virtual School Games calendar is coming soon! Watch this space!