Partners behind the Cumbria School Games
Sport England is the non-departmental public body responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers. Sport England is providing funding to support the development and delivery of the School Games. They are also working with Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships to ensure they support and help deliver the Schools Games.
Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity with a mission to change young people's lives through sport. They have been commissioned by Sport England as the delivery agent for the the School Games, providing support to help schools and other partners deliver Levels 1-3 of the School Games and are supporting the delivery of the 2012 School Games finals event.
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
DCMS aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities. DCMS is the lead Government department for the School Games.
Change4Life encourages children and families to eat well, move more and live longer. Change4Life Sports Clubs at both secondary and primary level will link to the School Games by targeting the least active young people and encouraging participation in Levels 1 and 2 of the School Games. The Department of Health is also jointly-funding the new School Games Organisers.
Department for Education (DfE)
DfE is responsible for setting overall policy for schools. DfE is contributing to the development and delivery of the School Games.
The British Paralympic Association
The British Paralympic Association is the National Paralympic Committee for the UK, responsible for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in Great Britain and selecting, entering and funding the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic team.
ParalympicsGB is the name for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team that competes at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. ParalympicsGB has a proud track record of coming in the top three at the last four summer Games. For London we had two ambitions; to win more medals across more sports than in Beijing and to use the power of the home Games to shift perceptions of disability sport and disabled people. We are confident that we achieved those ambitions and are now working hard to ensure the momentum created by London 2012 affects real change and lasting improvement. We are proud to be a supporting partner for the School Games, which is playing a vital role in providing disability sport opportunities across the country.