- Thu, 30 Aug 2018 - Sun, 02 Sep 2018
- Organised By
- Youth Sport Trust
- Athletics, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Disability Sport, Events, Featured Bigger, Hockey, Netball, Rowing, Shooting, Triathlon, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis
The 2018 School Games National Finals, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a major multi-sport event for the most talented young athletes across the UK.
Between Thursday 30 August and Sunday 2 September, more than 1,400 young athletes will compete across 11 sports, five of which include disability competition, at venues across Loughborough University Campus.
Always striving to creating a springboard for young athletes over various sports and disciplines, the School Games are proud to announce that five new sports will be included in this year's competition: Canoeing, Netball, Laser Run, Rowing and Triathlon. Joining Athletics, Cricket, Cycling, Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.
Now in its 13th year, the School Games prides itself on providing a fun, competitive and safe environment for our future sports stars to experience a large, multi-sport event.
The opportunity to see some of the greatest young sporting stars in the UK is coming up this August. Get your tickets for four days of unmissable sporting action now.
An inspirational way to start the new school year!
Raise aspirations and witness some future Olympic and Paralympic stars in action. This major multi-sport event showcases the most talented young athletes. With 11 sports and a range of educational workshops to choose from, you won't want to miss out.
School Tickets (Thursday and Friday only)
- £1 per person, using code 2018SGYST
- For large school group bookings of more than 25 people please email email@example.com and you will be sent a group booking form to take advantage of the exclusive £1 ticket offer.
Fun Activities and Education Workshops - Friday 31st August
If you are attending on Friday there will be lots of other fun activities and educational workshops on offer for schools to make the most of their time at the games.
Primary Resource Pack
Primary schools can access a primary resource pack for free when purchasing spectator tickets. This pack is full of fun, focused activities to do with your pupils in the build up to the games. Schools will be contacted directly after booking with details of how to download the resource. There will also be activities from the resource delivered on Friday 31st August as part of our school zone.
Educational Workshops (secondary specific)
On Friday 31st August, Loughborough University will not only be hosting the iconic School Games, but will also be opening up its facilities to deliver curriculum focused workshops and holistic health and wellbeing sessions to local secondary schools who have purchased spectator tickets.
The 1 hour workshops and sessions are at no additional cost to spectating school groups (just be sure to purchase your spectator tickets first) and are aimed at KS3 and GCSE PE students. So why not make the most of your visit and combine sport spectating with a workshop delivered by World leading Loughborough University academics, elite athletes and university students, that will support your pupil's knowledge, skills and understanding and wider awareness of health and wellbeing issues. Book a workshop place.
School Activity Zone
Located on the astro pitches on campus, the school activity zone will have a health and wellbeing theme and include the following:
- Health activities
- Smoothie bikes
- Mini games and activities
Your ticket will also gain entry into other ticketed sports sessions on the same day if there are available seats. These cannot be guaranteed and access to additional sports sessions will be subject to availability.
Early Bird (ticket prices per session; available until 29th August)
- Adults - £6
- Junior (U18) - £3
On the Door (ticket prices per session)
- Adults - £8
- Junior (U18) - £4
national-school-games-school-flyer-2018.pdf (PDF, 1.1 Mb)