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About the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games

CALLING ALL SUSSEX SCHOOL-CHILDREN!

We know that school life might be a little bit different at the moment, but you can still compete to be Sussex champions in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020. 

Take part alongside your friends and teammates from school, win medals, trophies and prizes, and strive to be the very best that you can in this very special, virtual competition.

Each Monday morning during the Summer Term, a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from the living room, garden, or school.

Throughout the week you can practice, train and improve, before submitting your best scores in each challenge on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk ahead of the Friday deadline (12pm midday). Your score will be added to your school total, meaning that you can be part of your school team, and compete against all of the other schools in the county.

Your school’s total score will be calculated by taking the average of score submissions, so it doesn’t matter whether you are at a small school or a huge school. Children representing the winning schools will be awarded with, much-coveted, Specsavers Sussex School Games medals, as well as earning points for the overall leaderboards.

In addition to the leaderboards, schools can also win Spirit of the Games awards for getting the most participants involved in each sport. And we also have some special prizes to give out on social media each week to those who are training hard and embracing the School Games values.

And it doesn’t stop there. As well as crowning separate Primary and Secondary school champions, we also have trophies in the ‘Active Adults’ category, meaning that big kids (teachers, parents, carers and family-members) can all get involved and represent the school too.

Get Involved

It’s never too late to get involved, with a new sport, and a new set of medals, released at 9.30am, every Monday morning. You can get going straight away. Just click here for the latest challenges. 

Get updates, challenges and results direct to your inbox by signing up here.

You can also follow on social media for a chance to win more prizes and some special surprises:

Twitter: @SussexSchGames
Facebook: Specsavers Sussex School Games
Instagram: @SussexSchGames
TikTok: @SussexSchGames

Sports

Every Monday during the summer term, four new challenges will be released for a new sport.

27/04 Hockey
04/05 Tennis
11/05 Football
18/05 Gym & Fitness

25/05 Half-Term

01/06 Netball & Basketball
08/06 Athletics
15/06 Boccia
22/06 Cricket & Stoolball
29/06 Rugby
06/07 Golf
13/07 Old Skool Sports Day

Note: Sports and dates may be subject to changes.

Leaderboards

We have leaderboards coming out of our ears, and there are loads of different ways to win. We have overall leaderboards for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Active Adults running throughout the Summer Term, as well as weekly leaderboards for each individual sport.

In addition, there is also the overall School Games Area leaderboard, so as well as representing your school, you’ll be representing your local area.

And Spirit of the Games awards will be presented to the schools with the most participants each week.

Points Breakdown

With each sport, schools can earn points towards the overall leaderboards. Points are allocated to all schools taking part in each sport:

1st 28 points
2nd 26 points
3rd 24 points
4th 22 points
5th 20 points
6th 18 points
7th 16 points
8th 14 points
9th 12 points
10th 10 points
All other position 5 points

Training Prizes

Practice makes perfect, and to be your very best you are encouraged to train and improve during the week. 

Every Monday, we’ll be setting a new training challenge alongside the sporting competition, giving you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize.

Simply upload your training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random.

Note: Please ensure that you are following the rules when it comes to age restrictions on social media. Photos/Videos must be shared from an appropriate account. It is strong advised that content is shared from a parent/carer’s account, or from a school account with parental permission. Photos/Videos from underage accounts will not be eligible for this prize.

About the School Games

The School Games is a national programme, funded by Sport England through National Lottery funding and supported by the Department of Culture Media and Sport and the Department of Health.

In Sussex, the School Games is delivered by the Sussex Local Organising Committee, Active Sussex and the Sussex School Games Organiser network, and supported by headline sponsor, Specsavers, along with a range of key partners.

For more information about the Specsavers Sussex School Games, and the events run in normal circumstances, please click here.

For more information please contact:

Ed Bartram

Ed Bartram

Events Officer

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.