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The Essex School Games

The Essex School Games creates opportunities and experiences that young people will enjoy. The combined network of 14 School Games Organisers and Active Essex work together locally to deliver targeted opportunities for young people from a range different sports and activities.

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.

  • Physical Development: Being active for at least 60 minutes a day supports young people to have immediate and long-term health benefits.
  • Personal Development: The School Games has a positive impact on young people’s personal development, such as developing their leadership skills and resilience.
  • Emotional Development: The School Games improves young people’s self-esteem, reduces stress, supports their mental wellbeing and builds their resilience.
  • Social Development: The School Games provides a sense of belonging, enabling young people to develop their teamwork, communication, empathy and respect for others.

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.