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. The School Games are supported by three Government departments, the Department for Education, the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, and the Department of Health, with funding from Sport England. The programme is designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.
School Games aim is to continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people. The initiative is made up of four levels of activity:
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 organised and delivered by Knowsley School Sports Partnership. Two teams from each competition qualify to represent Knowsley at the Level 3 School Games.
Level 3 – County showcase events held in the spring and summer These are multi-sport events and a culmination of year-round school sport competition. Teams from each of the six boroughs of Merseyside compete in these events.
Level 4 – the School Games National Finals; a national multi-sport residential event where the most talented young people in the UK are selected to compete at venues such as the Olympic Park