Virtual school games returning for new year

The Black Country Virtual School Games is set to continue in 2021 with competitions available online for those pupils in school as well as those currently learning from home.

Co-ordinated and developed by Active Black Country and the Black Country School Games Organisers, the competitions can be downloaded either via the Active Black Country website or the Active Black Country Rainbow Hour booklet.

This year will see four more virtual School Games competitions, from January until April, including boccia, dodgeball, basketball and dance, for primary and secondary schools, with inclusive versions across all sports.

Each competition runs for three weeks.

The first two are within the local authority area and the third is the Battle of the Black Country.

To make the competitions as accessible as possible in the current circumstances.

Active Black Country has highlighted the School Games in the current Rainbow Hour booklet.

The Black Country Rainbow Hour seeks to prioritise the well-being of all young people across the Black Country by dedicating one hour a day to physical activity.

Ian Carey, Active Black Country director said: “Congratulations to all the pupils and schools who have been involved so far in the Schools Games, it’s great to see that even when the world is challenging being active is still at the top of everyone’s agenda.

“We’ve been so impressed with the way in which the Black Country School Games Organisers have created a virtual competition and we urge schools in every borough to step up and get involved particularly in these most challenging of times.

"We hope the competitions are easy enough for young people to join in with, either if they are in school or at home.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all the SGOs and schools.”

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