What are the Kent School Games?
The Kent School Games is a biennial event and since being launched in 2008 has grown from strength to strength.
The aim of the Kent School Games is to:
- give young people aged 4 to 16 the chance to compete in their own countywide competition
- to encourage an enthusiasm for sport, achievement and exercise
- to create memories for the young athletes from taking part
Within Kent there are 16 School Games Organisers whose role is to specifically drive, develop and deliver the School Games and Change4Life in Schools across the County. School Games Organisers are funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Health.
The event has become the largest school sports competition in Europe and is being used as a model for the government’s National School Games initiative sponsored by Sainsbury’s.
What are the Sainsbury’s School Games?
The Sainsbury’s 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.
The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event:
- Level 1 – sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
- Level 2 – individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions
- Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury’s School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition
- Level 4 – the Sainsbury’s School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues.
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
At a local level, the Sainsbury’s School Games will be delivered by schools, clubs, the county sports partnership and other local partners.
For more information on the School Games in Kent please visit the Kent School Games website