What are the Birmingham School Games Challenges?
The Birmingham School Games Challenges are virtual online challenges for children across the city. This provides an opportunity to engage with the School Games throughout the summer term. These virtual challenges focus on a different sport each week and encourage school children across the city to get involved and stay active whilst at home or at school. The challenges are designed to keep children moving and provide them with the opportunity to continue developing their sporting skills. Each challenge requires minimal equipment and can be done at school, home or in the garden along with friends, parents or siblings so everyone can get involved in the School Games!
To get involved in these challenges, please register at www.sgochallenge.com
The Birmingham School Games, along with many other events and programmes, needed to adapt this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Birmingham School Games Organisers and Sport Birmingham were determined to ensure that children and young people across the city were still able to be involved, develop their skills and try different sport challenges. As a result, the Birmingham School Games Challenges were developed and school pupils across the city were able to take part in 10 weeks of sports challenges that could be completed at home and with minimal equipment.
As a project endorsed by United by Birmingham 2022, the challenges began on Monday 1st June and ran for 10 weeks, with a different sport focus and 3 challenges to complete each week. Over 4,500 users from 170 schools across the city registered to be involved, while the website (www.sgochallenge.com) received 16,500 views over the course of the challenges.
Click here to read more or download the below impact report
For more information on getting involved, please contact your local School Games Organiser.
Virtual School Games Impact 2020 (PDF, 3.3 Mb)
How do you register for the Birmingham School Games Challenges?
You will be asked for an invite code which can be received by contacting your school or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the school name and we will send you the correct code.
Once you have your invite code, just follow the instructions and you're ready to go!
Birmingham Challenge Portal user guide for staff (MS Word, 50 Kb)
Birmingham Challenge Portal user guide for parents (MS Word, 58 Kb)
Privacy Notice for registration (MS Word, 57 Kb)