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Hello Mr Grass here. Many organisations have been developing and posting some useful activities to run alongside those posted by us and Active Norfolk have now developed a Virtual School games working with their School Sports Partnerships (SSP). Below should be all the information you need to get involved. As and when I receive more information I will continue to post it here for all year groups to see.
The 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.’ Please see the attached video which has gone live on social media today please share on your schools social media platforms to enable more children to take part. I have also attached safeguarding guidance for people taking part in the challenges.
Each week in the lead up to the Games, a challenge will be set by the team of School Games Organisers 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. We will then share and celebrate the entries via social media during the Norfolk School Games finals week, 15th-19th June.
We will also set regular dance challenges as part of our movement and dance summer festival on ‘TikTok’ (check it out on @norfolkschoolgames’) to help engage different ages to the activities, this information will also be sent from the School Games Organiser.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All schools will receive information direct from their School Games Organiser each week, or can find out more at www.norfolkschoolgames.co.uk
The virtual challenges calendar will be as follows;
Virtual mini tennis – Week beginning 27th April
Virtual Kwik cricket – Week beginning 4th May
Virtual Quadkids – Week beginning 11th May
Virtual Tri-Golf – Week beginning 18th May
Virtual Netball – Week beginning 1st June
As well as all that, watch this space for a revised colour run on June 19th!
We hope that this revised calendar of events will keep the spirit of the games alive and we look forward to seeing your entries soon!
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.
Alongside this the South Norfolk SSP have today provided us with information regarding a Home Pentathlon. Below is a website address in which full details can be found alongside the paperwork I have been emailed.
Have fun being active! 🙂