Essex School Games, Inspired by Birmingham 2022 Festival

The 2021/2022 Essex School Games calendar culminated with a Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 festival, with over 633 pupils from 38 schools taking part in 'develop', 'participate' and 'competitive' sport and physical activity.

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.

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.

The Essex Invincible School Games (previously Essex Special School Games)

The games are designed by the Multi-School Council, born out of a need and want from young people with special needs and disabilities to be offered the chance to compete against others and represent their school. The council was initiated by the children to break down perceptions around special needs and mental health difficulties, providing young people an opportunity to improve their confidence and develop personal and social skills alongside promoting values like democracy and tolerance. The Special School Games offer a fantastic opportunity for these young people to get involved in physical activity in a way that best suits them and their needs.

How to Get Involved

The School Games removes barriers and improves access for those young people facing inequalities and in greatest need.  These offers are coordinated on a geographical basis through the local School Games Organiser and supported across the county by Active Essex. The offer across Essex is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all schools and pupils in Greater Essex to take part. To register your school visit the School Games website.

Please find below additional resources through the Disability Sports Awareness video created by the Multi School Council

Download our School Calendar 2023-2024
Essex School Games Certificate

The Schools Games Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to support teachers to carefully consider their part in reducing the risk of a negative experience in sports competitions. It's intended to help you to select, prepare and support more young people to have a positive experience.

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School Games Organisers Contact

Our School Games Organisers are here to help provide support to schools in the lead up to the Essex School Games events. Click on the page below to see who your SGO is in your area and to contact them for more information.

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