Lancashire School Games

SPAR Lancashire School Games

The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more fun activity that helps young people be active and move more.

The Games are outcomes are:

  • To maintain school engagement and support schools to continue to prioritise and deliver 60 active minutes for every child thus providing opportunities for young people to improve their physical, emotional and social wellbeing
  • To identify and have ongoing provision that targets young people for whom physical activity levels have been most negatively impacted by COVID-19 (those particularly from low socio-economic areas, BAME, SEND etc.)
  • To have a continued focus on secondary school engagement – with a focus on supporting those young people who have just transitioned into Year 7/8
  • To ensure that the local offer provides opportunities for young people to take on leadership and volunteering roles
  • To ensure physical activity and competition provision supports young people’s wider development including their ability to re-socialise, supports their psychological and physiological fitness.

How the Games Work

The Games are made up of three levels of activity:

  • Intra-school – Activities, festivals and competitions for all students in school through intra-school competition
  • Inter-school – Individuals, groups and teams represent their schools in local inter-school competition. (Contact your local SGO for more information)
  • School Games Festivals – County School Games Festivals providing young people with the opportunity to have fun, develop skills, achieve personal bests and compete in team activities and competitions. (See our event programme & online resources here)

Our Lancashire Team

Working as a network the Lancashire School Games Organisers, Active Lancashire and SPAR aim to provide a number of opportunities through online resources and events to meet the outcomes above and support young people to enjoy sport and physical activity (You can find out more information about the SGO's here).

We aim to do this by:

  • Ensuring our activities, festivals, events and resources are developed with young people
  • Using local Insight to provide opportunities that are relevant and meaningful for young people.
  • Utilising the expertise and skills of our local networks

Without our generous sponsor James Hall & Co, SPAR UK, we wouldnt be able to deliver the games to the children and young people in Lancashire

James Hall & Co, SPAR UK are a wholesaler for the North of England, are will be sponsoring the SPAR Lancashire School Games for the 19th year in a row, helping to promote healthy and active lifestyles across the county.

Founded in 1863, James Hall & Co is a family run, Lancashire business who serve over 640 SPAR stores across the North of England and have 3500 employees, with 800 roles based in Preston at the company’s purpose built distribution centre, Bowland View.

Find out more about James Hall & Co here.

Andy Clark
Schools Partnerships Officer
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Key Features
Active Lancashire coordinate Private Sector Organisations and School Games Organisers to host a mass participation event
Broad range of sporting and cultural activities on offer to appeal to varying abilities and promote inclusivity
Long-standing partnership with James Hall & Co (SPAR) highlights strong collaborative working
Children participated in 2019 School Games
Different sporting activities included
School Games events throughout the year
Active Partnerships
Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
Funded by UK Government Levelling Up