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Virtual School Games Competitions

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the start of the 2020/2021 school games season will look a little different.

Virtual competitions will run from September 2020 to December 2020.

Each competition will have an activity card (including description, key points etc), and an entry form for schools to submit their scores.

Each activity will have a live leader board for each event. There will be a Local Authority competition which will run for two weeks followed by a Battle of the Black Country to determine the overall winners as well.

Format:
Each month there will be a new competition, which will last for 3 weeks in total.  After competing, each school will submit their scores online.

Schedule:
14th September - 2nd October:
Personal Challenge: Active Mile 
5th October - 23rd October: Skipping
2nd November - 20th November: Multi Skills
23rd November - 11th December: Sports Hall Athletics

Weeks 1-2 – Battle of Dudley/Sandwell/Walsall/Wolverhampton:

  • Schools compete against other schools from their Local Authority area (Level 0/1/2)
  • A live Local Authority leaderboard will allow schools to see how they are performing and improve their score throughout the week
  • Awards for winning schools per LA will be distributed by the SGO’s
  • Awards for individuals per LA will be distributed by the SGO’s


Week 3 – Battle of the Black Country:

  • Schools have a further week to compete against other schools from across the Black Country (Level 3) and improve their scores from the Local Authority competition.
  • A live leaderboard will allow schools to see how they are performing and improve their score throughout the week
  • Awards for the winning schools will be distributed by Active Black Country
  • Awards for individuals will be distributed by Active Black Country
  • There will also be an award for the winning Local Authority for the Battle of the Black Country competition


All the details can be found below. Good luck everyone!


Skipping 

Follow the steps below to get involved:

  1. You will need a rope
  2. Find a safe 2m space from others and any other objects near you. An outside space would be best
  3. Start and stop on the whistle. You will have 30 seconds
  4. Count and remember your total number of completed skips 

Equipment:

  • Skipping rope
  • Stopwatch/timer
  • Whistle

Key steps/actions:

  1. Double Jumps - Backward (2 feet jump – double jump each turn of rope)
  2. Single Jumps – Forward (2 feet jump – 1 jump each turn of rope)
  3. Boxer skips (Alternate feet)
  4. Scissors (Spotty dog) 1 foot in front, 1 foot behind. Alternate jumps clearing horizontal line
  5. Hop-hop-hop  3 hops on 1 foot, 3 hops on the other- repeat)
  6. Feet apart-feet together (Jump with feet astride to start, jump feet together) 

Recording your Score: Each event will be timed for 30 secs. Count the number of continuous skips in this time.


Inclusive alternative things to consider:

  • Children can step over, rather than jump over the rope.
  • The rope can be placed on the floor, children can then jump/step over skipping rope if required.
  • If the child is in a wheelchair/ uses a walker: Lie the skipping rope on the floor next to you set a distance appropriate to the child taking part. Encourage them to move, forward to point one and backwards to point two. Record how many times in 30 seconds. 

Remember the principles of STEP to make the activity more inclusive

2nd November - 20th November: Multi Skills

Guidance to follow shortly.

23rd November - 11th December: Sports Hall Athletics
Guidance to follow shortly.

Personal Challenge: Active Mile 

Follow the steps below to get involved:

  1. Measure or identify a 1 mile route within your school grounds that is safe for pupils to follow.
  2. Time each child completing your 1 mile route.
  3. Record your scores using the relevant form below.
  4. There will be medals and recognition for children in each local authority with the fastest time.
  5. There will be rewards and recognition for the school within the Black Country with the most amount of miles completed.
  6. We will also be recording which Local Authority completes the most miles in the ‘Battle of the Black Country’.

Equipment:

  • Measuring tool to ensure your mile is correct (1609 metres)
  • Stop watches to record times

Key steps/actions: Make sure each child completes the challenges in a safe environment. Pupils can complete your mile as many times as they like. Pupils can make progress by reducing the time it takes them to complete the 1 mile route. Keep a record of how many miles you have completed and the fastest time it took you to complete a mile.

Recording your Score: Record times and number of miles for each individual pupil over the length of the competition. Please ensure that times and number of miles are recorded accurately.

Competition 1
Personal Challenge: Active Mile

Click here to view the full results.

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