The Essex School Games supports the wider development of young people and we want schools to position this as a key component of their offer.
- Physical Development: Being active for at least 60 minutes a day supports young people to have immediate and long-term health benefits.
- Personal Development: The School Games has a positive impact on young people’s personal development, such as developing their leadership skills and resilience.
- Emotional Development: The School Games improves young people’s self-esteem, reduces stress, supports their mental wellbeing and builds their resilience.
- Social Development: The School Games provides a sense of belonging, enabling young people to develop their teamwork, communication, empathy and respect for others.
Instilling the School Games values of passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination, teamwork and eco-friendly supports schools to achieve their broader whole school objectives.