Specsavers 'Virtual' Sussex School Games
The Specsavers 'Virtual' Sussex School Games are running through the summer period during the coronavirus pandemic.
About the games
At 9.15am on Monday 27 April, the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony will take place on social media for the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games, kicking off a term of sporting challenges giving children across Sussex the chance to represent their schools alongside their friends and classmates, and compete to be Sussex champions.
How Does It Work?
Every week throughout the summer term, a different sport will take place, made up of four personal sporting challenges which can be completed from home; in the living room, kitchen or garden, or at school.
Scores for each challenge will be submitted online, and will contribute towards the school’s average score, so it doesn’t matter whether you are a big school or small school.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the best scoring schools in each sport, with separate primary and secondary competitions. There will also be an Active Adults category with trophies up for grabs, so parents, teachers and carers can get involved and represent the school too.
As well as medals in individual sports, overall leaderboards will be kept, and overall Sussex Champions crowned at the end of the summer term.
A new sport, and it’s four challenges, will be published at 9.30am on a Monday morning, on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk, on social media, and sent directly to those signed up to the mailing list.
Participants have until midday on Friday to submit their scores, and leaderboards will be published later that day.
Adaptations for space, equipment and inclusivity
Participants will have differing space and equipment available, and each challenge comes with some example adaptations which can be made where necessary. Creativity and problem solving is encouraged throughout, to make sure that as many people can get involved in the competition as possible.
There are also some example adaptations for people with disabilities, to ensure that sports are inclusive and accessible for everybody.
It all kicks off at 9.15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony on social media, and the launch of the first sport.
Anybody can take part, and whilst there is no ‘official’ sign-up required, we would encourage you to sign-up to the mailing list to get updates, challenges and results sent to you directly, and also to follow on social media to help spread the word. It would be great to get as many schools and families from Brighton and Hove taking part.