Six Derbyshire schools win £100 vouchers – and there are still more chances to win

Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:01

Six Derbyshire schools win £100 vouchers – and there are still more chances to win

Six Derbyshire schools have each won vouchers worth £100 after topping the virtual county competition leaderboard as part of the School Games resources to keep young people active – and there are still more chances to win.

Each week a sport-based challenge is set, with participating pupils earning points for their school and a certificate. The primary or secondary school with the most entries per children on roll each week also receives an equipment voucher.

So far, Heath Primary School, Palterton Primary School, Buxton Junior School, Barlborough Primary School, Osmaston Primary School and Town End Junior School have each won a £100 voucher, topping the county leaderboards for golf, football, netball, orienteering, athletics and cricket respectively.

Entries are still open for pupils to submit their own gymnastics routine (closing date 9am on Friday, June 26) and further competitions are planned for the remaining themes - Sports Day, Boccia, Racquet Sports and Rugby.

At the end of the 11 weeks a winning school in each district will also be announced, and each of these schools will receive a £200 voucher.

The virtual competitions are part of the weekly resources which have been put together by Active Derbyshire and the School Games Organiser network in Derbyshire, to keep children and young people active at home and school.

Each pack also contains a schedule of suggested activity challenges for the week and daily activity cards. They also link to ideas on how to achieve another 30 minutes each day, to help young people aim for an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day across the week.

All the resources can be found at www.activederbyshire.org.uk/young-people-active-at-home

Tags: School Games, young people