The School Games is a key Government priority for realising a meaningful sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It is supported by three Government Departments – Department for Education, Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Health – with funding from Sport England, through the National Lottery.
The Greater Manchester School Games aims to further revive the culture of competitive sport in schools. This exciting concept harness’ the power of the Olympics and Paralympics and is designed to motivate and enthuse more young people than ever before to participate in high quality, meaningful competition within and across schools, supporting them in achieving their own personal best in sport and in life.
Competition’s run across three distinct, but integrated levels (see below) providing a simple and progressive pathway that will allow young people from across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester to compete in local level intra and inter school competition, culminating in a multi sport festival (level 3) that will showcase the very best of competitive sport across the County.