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What is the School Games?
Calderdale School Games manage and deliver the School Games offer across the Borough of Calderdale for 108 educational institutions. The School Games consists of pathway sports leading to county finals, development sports specifically meeting the needs of our local community and multi-sport festivals to promote mass participation and enjoyment.
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.
A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception in 2010 - ranging from intra - inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.
SGOs are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Lottery through Sport England to deliver the School Games programme. They are predominantly hosted by schools to whom the funding is paid. Outside of this, many SGOs also work as teachers, within School Sport Partnerships or in other roles in sport and schools.