The School Games are a national initiative from the London 2012 Olympics. It is a free opportunity for young people to engage in physical activity and competitive sport. Many of our children at St John's have taken part in the Birmingham School Games competitions (and have done incredibly well!). For more information on the School Games please visit www.yourschoolgames.com or speak to Mr Hudson-Evans in school about it.
Since we've been learning at home, some of you have completed the challenges I have set on the school YouTube page (click here), such as "The Sock Throw Challenge"!
The Birmingham School Games Organisers have now created an online portal, where you can have a go at lots of different activities and challenges and log your results in a league table!
If you have access to the internet, then parents and children can sign up at https://www.sgochallenge.com/ and follow the simple instructions to register. If you don't have access to the internet, you can still log your results and tell them to your teacher when they call, who can pass them on to Mr Hudson-Evans. Each School Games area has a unique code for registering - our unique code is "central". Please type this in when you sign up!
The challenges are set every week, and finish on a Sunday. When the challenge for that week is completed, the top 5 in each year group for each challenge will be emailed a "virtual" School Games badge! This is normally what we win at School Games competitions! The School Games Organiser (SGO) for Birmingham, and 'Sport Birmingham' may wish to share this result on twitter - if you have opted to remain anonymous when registering, then your information will not be shared.
This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself with some physical activity! We hope you (and your parents!) enjoy taking part in the challenges. We can't wait to see your results and celebrate your success.