CALLING ALL SUSSEX SCHOOL-CHILDREN!
We know that school life might be a little bit different at the moment, but you can still compete to be Sussex champions in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020.
Take part alongside your friends and teammates from school, win medals, trophies and prizes, and strive to be the very best that you can in this very special, virtual competition.
Each Monday morning during the Summer Term, a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from the living room, garden, or school.
Throughout the week you can practice, train and improve, before submitting your best scores in each challenge on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk ahead of the Friday deadline (12pm midday). Your score will be added to your school total, meaning that you can be part of your school team, and compete against all of the other schools in the county.
Your school’s total score will be calculated by taking the average of score submissions, so it doesn’t matter whether you are at a small school or a huge school. Children representing the winning schools will be awarded with, much-coveted, Specsavers Sussex School Games medals, as well as earning points for the overall leaderboards.
In addition to the leaderboards, schools can also win Spirit of the Games awards for getting the most participants involved in each sport. And we also have some special prizes to give out on social media each week to those who are training hard and embracing the School Games values.
And it doesn’t stop there. As well as crowning separate Primary and Secondary school champions, we also have trophies in the ‘Active Adults’ category, meaning that big kids (teachers, parents, carers and family-members) can all get involved and represent the school too.
It all kicks off at 9:15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony and launch of the first sport. Get updates, challenges and results direct to your inbox by signing up here.
You can also follow on social media for a chance to win more prizes and some special surprises:
We have leaderboards coming out of our ears, and there are loads of different ways to win. We have overall leaderboards for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Active Adults running throughout the Summer Term, as well as weekly leaderboards for each individual sport.
In addition, there is also the overall School Games Area leaderboard, so as well as representing your school, you’ll be representing your local area.
And Spirit of the Games awards will be presented to the schools with the most participants each week.
Practice makes perfect, and to be your very best you are encouraged to train and improve during the week.
Every Monday, we’ll be setting a new training challenge alongside the sporting competition, giving you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize.
Simply upload your training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random.