Dorset School Games

The Dorset School Games is a series of events, activities and competitions delivered through the Dorset School Games Organisers and Active Dorset with the vision of continuing to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.

They inspire young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of activity and competition, creating opportunities and experiences.

In 2021/22 we took the opportunity to reflect on our County School Games offer and amended our programme to prioritise reaching those children and young people who were less active, at risk of becoming disengaged and who would benefit from more opportunities to be active to create healthy habits for life. This is an approach that we will continue to adopt in 2022/23

The Dorset School Games aims to deliver against the five School Games outcomes, and will use local insight, youth voice, co-creation, and collaboration to position tackling inequalities at the forefront of our events, activities, and competitions.

The five School Games Outcomes

1) To maintain and grow school engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes

2) To create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision reflects the motivation, competence and confidence of young people and has clear intent, targeting those locally who need the intervention most

3) To have a clear focus on secondary schools and transition points (e.g. Yr3 & Yr6/7)

4) To create positive experiences that support the character development of targeted young people

5) To advocate to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including supporting schools to engage and educate parents

Planning is underway for our 2022/23 programme, confirmed dates and events for the county programme will be added here and circulated via your Local School Games Organiser

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