Rownhams St Johns Primary School is part of the School Games and currently holds a BRONZE mark but aiming to gain a silver in 2018.
Who We Are
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games’ inception in 2010 – ranging from intra – inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete across School Games’ competitions.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Registered schools can apply annually through a short application form which will be marked by their local School Games Organiser (SGO). Their application will be graded as either bronze, silver, or gold.
What is the School Games?
The School Games consists of four unique types of competition:
- Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
- Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
- County Final (Level 3)
- School Games National Finals
What is an intra-school competition?
Rownhams hosts an annual Sports Day in the summer for both KS1 and KS2 encouraging all children to take part in a variety of activities. watched on by their cheering classmates and families, celebrating the school’s sporting success.
The Bronze Ambassadors are a putting on inter-house competitions in 2018, required to gain the silver mark.
What is a local inter-school competition?
Rownhams pupils regularly take part in local inter-school competitions taking place between schools from the same area – either as a one-off fixture or as part of a league. These competitions may act as qualifiers for county finals or can be run as developmental competitions or festival events to meet the needs of a local area.
We placed 9th in 2016, 7th in 2017 and aiming for 5th in 2018.
What is a county final?
A county final is a showcase event held either as the culmination of a series of local inter-school competitions or as open entry events, with invitations made by the Local Organising Committee (LOC).