Cumbria School Games Sportshall Athletics SocialMe Transition Festivals

March 14, 2024

We’re buzzing from two brilliant days hosting the Cumbria School Games Sportshall Athletics SocialMe Transition Festivals in Penrith and Workington.

The aim of the School Games is to keep sport and physical activity at the heart of schools in Cumbria and provide young people with opportunities to achieve their personal best.

Over 200 participants in years 6 and 7 from schools across the county came together to enjoy a variety of games and challenges to support with the transition from primary to secondary school. 

We welcomed schools from across Westmorland and Furness including Furness Academy, Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Lakes School, Lindal and Marton Primary School, Newton Village Academy, North Lakes School, Staveley CofE Primary School, Ullswater Community College, Victoria Academy. Our Young Leaders were from Lakes School. 

And schools from across Cumberland including Netherhall School, Ewenrigg Junior School, Pennine Way Primary School, Richard Rose Central Academy, St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School, Whitehaven Academy.  Our Young Leaders were from Netherhall School and Mayfield School.

Together with School Games organisers we host a number of festivals, events and competitions throughout the year.  The Cumbria School Games aim to:

  • Promote enjoyment, fair-play and positivity.
  • Increase aspirations.
  • Develop confidence, character and life skills.
  • Foster individual, team and leadership competencies.
  • Celebrate the diversity of Cumbria.
  • Provide a wide range of opportunities based on the needs of young people.
  • Include a strong cultural element to the Games.

We’d like to thank everyone involved in helping organise the event, the teachers for taking the time to co-ordinate the school participation and of course all the children and young people who enjoyed taking part.

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