Norfolk School Games has been redesigned for the summer term to still enable pupils to take part, these will now be ‘Norfolk School Games Virtual Challenges.’

Each week in the lead up to the Games, a challenge will be set by the team of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and pupils are encouraged to submit photos and videos of themselves and their families completing the challenges. Each challenge will be around personal improvement and in line with the sports and events that are currently in the Summer Games. Entries will be celebrated via social media during the Norfolk School Games finals week, 15th-19th June.

SGOs will also set regular dance challenges as part of the movement and dance summer festival on ‘TikTok’ (check it out on @norfolkschoolgames’) to help engage different ages to the activities.

Once you have recorded your entry, submit the video via any of our social media platforms by tagging Norfolk School Games in your post. You’ll also need to include your school name and year group.

For Instagram use @norfolkschoolgames
For Twitter use @norfolkschgames
For Tiktok use @norfolkschoolgames

and for Facebook entries please post directly onto the Norfolk School Games Facebook Page, or alternatively you can email your entry via email to schoolgames@activenorfolk.org

The timetable for the activities will be as follows –

Virtual Mini-tennis, (primary and secondary) – week beginning 27th April
Virtual Kwik Cricket, (primary and secondary) – week beginning 4th May
Virtual Angling (secondary) – week beginning 4th May
Virtual Quadkids (primary and secondary) – week beginning 11th May
Virtual Tri-Golf (primary and secondary) – week beginning 18th May
Virtual Netball (primary and secondary) – week beginning 1st June

It’ll be great to get as many pupils as possible to take part so please share and encourage far and wide. We really hope this will help to engage schools, staff, pupils and families and enable them to still feel part of the Norfolk School Games Summer 2020. An alternate provision for this year that has the potential to have a positive impact on all schools and pupils in our county, increase physical activity levels and make a meaningful difference to those that can benefit most.

First Activity – Mini Tennis from 27th April

You can view the activities here – https://youtu.be/aZTMdnppKmw

Second Activity – Cricket from 4th May

You can view the activities here –

Cricket – https://youtu.be/iydeHNZgheg

Third Activity – Athletics from 11th May

You can view the activities here – https://youtu.be/SjQKLCR1XBE

Fourth Activity – Tri-Golf from 18th May

You can view the activities here – https://youtu.be/EfvWMyeUQjI

Reminder for Entries:
Once you have recorded your entry, submit the video via any of our social media platforms by tagging Norfolk School Games in your post. You’ll also need to include your school name and year group or alternatively you can email your entry via email to schoolgames@activenorfolk.org

Important  – Parents please see the attached information regarding Safeguarding for this initiative –

Safeguarding for Virtual events (1)

Following week’s activities will be added to this page as they become available.

Have and go and join in but please check with your parents first and ask them to read the Safeguarding information above.

Keep active!

Mrs Goldsmith

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During the school closures the Norfolk School Games Organiser Network will be providing activities and resources for children at school or at home to continue to be active and improve their physical literacy.

To keep the week interesting, engaging and varied each day will have a theme:

‘Make it Monday’– Make something to use (a target, a goal, a new game) or be creative with a physical activity poster, a certificate or a medal.
‘Try it Tuesday’ – Give something new a try, learn a new skill
‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ – Try some yoga, stretches and mindfulness ideas
‘Timetable Thursday’ – Active Maths and Active English activities
‘Freestyle Friday’ – Anything goes, be creative, be wild, be physical

To access these ideas, visit the Active Norfolk website:
https://www.activenorfolk.org/active-at-home-kids

Each themed day will have ideas to support the theme and will be updated on Friday each week.