School Games Curriculum Competitions

The  School Games Curriculum Competitions provide schools and colleges with the opportunity to get children and young people, outside of participation, involved in other aspects of the Cumbria School Games.

Write an Oath

Cumbria School Games Local Organising Committee is delighted to challenge you to write an oath or promise for the school games.

The idea for the Write an Oath competition came from the Olympic Oath 

This competition gives pupils the chance to look at different oaths, pledges and promises, you may want to look at the olympic oath, your own school oath or pledge if you have one, look at national oaths or anthems, legal oaths or promises made at clubs and groups such as Girl Guides. 

Before you do the activity you may wish to show your students this video of the Olympic Oath at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games which inspired the School Games programme:

You can write an oath for a Participant, Young Leader or both.

The oath doesn’t want to be about being perfect or the best at everything – think about our school games values. These values were developed by young people to recognise how the experience of sport should be epitomised and embodied within schools, and to reflect the 'spirit' of the School Games.

Prize: You will be invited for a VIP experience at the School Games Summer Finals on Wed 10th July where you will read out your oath in the opening ceremony. In addition your class will get a VIP experience at Carlisle United with thanks to our headline supporters The Cumberland.

Deadline: Closing date Friday 14th June  

Entries should be returned to: Joanna Coleman, Active Cumbria, Cumbria House, 107-110 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 3RD 01228 226885

Entries can also be returned to any branch of The Cumberland

Design a Flag

We received 831 enties to this competition. The winners who will be having their designs created and will be opening the Cumbria School Games Finals on the 10th July are: 

  • Determination - Furness - Orna from Lindal & Marton School
  • Honesty - Allerdale - William from St Patricks School, Workington
  • Passion - Eden - Amelia from Shap School
  • Respect - Copeland - Daniel from Millom School 
  • Self-belief - Carlisle - Ava from Cumwhinton School
  • Teamwork – South Lakes - Rachel from Sandgate School

The designs are currently being created by Leonard Cheshire's Youthability & Stitchability Group in Barrow