County Durham Friendship Games
2021 / 22 County Durham Friendship GamesWelcome to the County Durham Friendship Games!
As part of the Commonwealth Games, County Durham Sport and the School Games Organisers have designed the Friendship Games as a celebration of physical activity and to encourage more young people to move more and be active!
What is the Friendship Games?
The Friendship Games is a county-wide programme where schools can sign up to become a ‘Friendship School’, that has the shared aim to increase physical activity and participation among targeted group students. The Friendship Games will allow pupils to be at the heart of designing their Friendship Games offer for another school which will be delivered in our Sport week which takes place from the 20th – 24th June 2022.
What is required from Schools?
- Sign up to become a Friendship School by completing the form below by 8th April 2022 .
- Identify 20 Key Stage 2 children to participate in the Friendship Games. These children will be identified and picked based on the 3 key target groups, which include least active, low self-esteem/confidence or girls only.
- Choose at least one of the three key target groups which best fit the pupils identified (more than one can be selected if they hit more than one). Schools will be matched with their partnered school based on the target groups they select.
Schools will engage with their friendship school by the following:
- Communicating– Pupils should contact their new friends in their partner school via a method of their choosing by 13th May 2022. E.G. writing a letter, designing a poster, sending an email or creating a video.
- Learning and showcasing – Schools to pick a Commonwealth country to learn about, engaging with aspects of their culture. Pupils should put together a creative activity to showcase their country and teach the partner school about it E.g. dance routine, design a flag, create a costume, design a mascot (schools can pick their own way to showcase).
- Planning and delivering – Plan a creative physical activity event or game to deliver to your partner school. This will be delivered by pupils travelling to visit their partner school during the week of the Friendship Games.
- Engaging and sharing – School should engage with the Friendship Games on social media by sharing a minimum of at least one activity designed to promote the values of the Friendship Games with others E.g. A school display, a game/challenge to engage parents.
Posts should use the hashtag #CDFG
Friendship Games Resources
The Friendship Games is a child-led programme, as you know, but here are some resources and ideas, if needed, on how you could spend the funding you’ll receive.
If you need any further support, please feel free to contact your School Games Organiser, whose details can be found below.
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- Commonwealth Games Introduction
- Commonwealth Games Activities
- Commonwealth Games Resource
- Commonwealth Games EYFS Activities
- Commonwealth Games Certificate
- Ideas for CWG Funding
- National Virtual Competition – Humanity Poster
- National Virtual Competition – Equality Poster
- National Virtual Competition – Destiny Poster
- National Virtual Competition – United by Assembly
- National Virtual Competition – Score Card
- My Commonwealth Personal Best Teacher Resource
- Score Table EYFS Commonwealth Games
- Teacher Instructions KS1 and KS2 Commonwealth Games
- Score Table KS1 and KS2 Commonwealth Games
- Teacher Instructions EYFS Commonwealth Games
Bring the Power Festival Resource
Friendship Games Sign Up Form
COUNTY DURHAM SCHOOL GAMES ORGANISER CONTACTS
For more information about School Games, please feel free to contact your local School Games Organiser. Their contact details can be found below.
COUNTY DURHAM SCHOOL GAMES
You can download information on County Durham School Games by clicking the link below. (PDF’s open in new window).