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What is the School Games?
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport, guided by 38 Sports formats designed by National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs).
The School Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, competition between schools, a
Intra-school Competition (Level 1)
For many young people, sporting competition is first experienced through intra-house teams, form groups or in PE lessons. This level of competition builds on school’s existing work to offer pupils a year-round programme of regular intra-school competition in a number of sports.
Inter-school Competition (Level 2)
At this level, individuals and teams are selected to represent their school at inter-school competitions – regular local leagues and one off tournaments and events. School have the flexibility to decide which sports to enter, but are encouraged to involve as many pupils as possible by creating breadth in the sports they offer and depth through the creation of additional teams.
School Games Festival (Level 3)
Each county host’s a multi-sport showcase event as a culmination of the year-round inter-school competition. In Durham, this is delivered across a number of days as both a ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ festival. School teams competing at Level 2 win the opportunity to compete at the County festivals. Individuals succeeding at this level are encouraged to further develop their enjoyment and talent in sport through existing NGB club and talent pathways.
More information about the Durham School Games is available at https://www.yourschoolgames
Click on the links below to reveal our sporting success in the following disciplines over the past few years.