THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE SCHOOL GAMES 2014/15

THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE SCHOOL GAMES 2014/15

THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE SCHOOL GAMES 2014/15

1 THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE SCHOOL GAMES 2014/15 LEVEL 3 COMPETITION HANDBOOK

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2 Contents Page The Sainsbury's School Games 4 Welcome, from the LOC Chair 5 School Games Checklist for Schools 6 to 8 Sports, Dates & Venues 9 to 12 School Games Makers (Volunteering) 13 Code of Conduct 14 School Games Curriculum Competitions 15-18 Celebration Ceremony 19 Safeguarding and Welfare 20 School Games Competition Information: 21 - 56 Sixth form and FE Softball 21 Secondary Table Tennis 22 Secondary Basketball 23 Primary Sportshall Athletics 24 Projectability Boccia 25 Secondary Badminton 26 Secondary Girls’ Football 27 Primary Cross-Country 28 Primary Quicksticks Hockey 29 Primary High 5 Netball 30 Primary Key Steps Gymnastics 31 Primary/Secondary Projectability Swimming 32 Secondary Indoor Rowing 33 Secondary Projectability Equestrianism 34 Primary Tag Rugby 35 Secondary 6th Form & FE Athletics 36 Primary Archery 37 Primary Quadkids Athletics 38 Primary Rounders 39 Primary Panathlon Challenge 40 Special Schools’ Kwik Cricket 41 Primary & Secondary Equestrianism 42 Secondary Mountain Biking 43 Secondary Archery 44 Secondary Girls’ Touch Rugby 45 Secondary Softball 46 Secondary Kwik Cricket 47 Special Schools’ Athletics 48 Primary Kwik Cricket 49 Secondary Sailing (Team & Individual) 50 Secondary Inclusive Sailing (Projectability) 51

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3 Contents Page Secondary Kayaking 52 Secondary, 6th Form & FE Windsurfing 53 Primary Mini Red Tennis 54 Secondary Mini Red Tennis (Projectability & Special Schools Competition) 55 Year 7 Beginners Tennis 56

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4 THE SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES The Sainsbury’s School Games are designed to build on the magic of London 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for young people with a disability. Nationally and locally, the Sainsbury's School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:  the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DforE) and the Department of Health (DoH);  Sport England, which is the Lottery distributor and who are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships;  The Youth Sport Trust, the landscape lead organisation for school sport, which has been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports clubs and other local partners. Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested nationally, to support the School Games. This includes: up to £35.5m Lottery funding from Sport England 2010-2015; £28.4m exchequer funding from the Department of Health and Sport England to fund 450 School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Change4Life Clubs; and £65m exchequer funding from the DOE to release a PE teacher for one day a week in all secondary schools. At a local level, the Sainsbury's School Games is being delivered by schools, clubs, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), county sports partnerships (CSPs) and other local partners. Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have set up, chaired by Head Teachers, to oversee the county festivals. County sports partnerships have an important role to play in helping to stage the festivals.

The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools; between schools; at county/area level; and a national event for the most talented young people in the UK. For more information on the National Sainsbury’s School Games go to www.yourschoolgames.com

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5 WELCOME FROM LOC CHAIR Dear Colleague, The bar was raised even higher in 2014 for the Gloucestershire School Games so a huge thank you must go to all of the schools, staff, organisers and volunteers who made it happen! Plans are underway for the fourth annual ‘Level 3 School Games’ events to be held in Gloucestershire. Last academic year saw nearly 4000 students take part in fantastic county sports finals which, I hope you agree, captured the imagination of everyone involved. The Celebration Event held in Gloucester Cathedral was a sight to behold, from trampolines, gymnasts, skateboarding and bmxers in the Nave, to archery and dancers in the Cloisters. The main Level 3 Events, the launch at Wycliffe College, the Spring Games at Cheltenham College, the Watersports at South Cerney; the Key Stage 2 Events and the Secondary School Sports at Hartpury College were all very well delivered in partnership with The Local Organising Committee, Active Gloucestershire, The National Governing Bodies of Sport, our network of School Games Organisers and Community Clubs. All of the events were fantastically supported by our Gloucestershire School Games Makers, a group of students from across the County who were trained and deployed as volunteers, as well as our mascot ‘Old Spot’! This year promises to be even better, with County Final competitions starting in October and continuing as standalone finals or multi-sports events right the way through the year until July 2015. Primary, Secondary, Special and Independent Schools from across the county will compete in over 30 different sports, held at some of the most iconic sporting venues in Gloucestershire. In each sport young people will be competing to win the gold medal and be crowned Gloucestershire champions. Again, the event also promises to be very high profile with extensive coverage in the local media. This initial communication is being sent to your school to begin to provide information that you will need to take you through the process required to enter the Gloucestershire School Games, undertake your own risk assessments and inform pupils and parents of the requirements for the event.

Also, we will be celebrating the cultural aspect of Gloucestershire through the Curriculum. An important part of the Games is also to develop leadership in young people and your SGO will be working with you on how to make this happen. There is important information within this handbook which you may wish to discuss this with your Head of Physical Education or Teacher in charge of Sport and other senior colleagues. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to a great event and a fantastic year of sport.

Best wishes, A.Chong Amanda Chong Chair, Local Organising Committee for the Gloucestershire School Games

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6 SCHOOL’S CHECKLIST The following can be used as a checklist for your school to guide through the process of planning your attendance at the event, wherever you are involved. You may need additional information to enable you to complete the list, and your own event risk assessment. This will be sent to your school as soon as final details are known. For now we hope you will find this helpful in your planning. Action/preparation. Completed Additional information required The Head Teacher and Governors have been informed of the events and have provided permission for your school to attend and take part. Parents have received information about the events, times and venues etc. As some of the events are at weekends, parents need to be aware that their child may be required to attend.

Nearer the time consent needs to be sought from parents. Some schools may seek consent for school activities on a termly or annual basis. If this is the case, only additional information needs to be sent to parents e.g. that their child may be required on a weekend day. Schools will be responsible for acquiring consent. The event organiser will assume that this has been carried out and will not request any further/copies of consent forms. Schools are clear on exactly which age groups, ability, gender and number of pupils are eligible for the event.

Schools are clear about the date, venue and times they are required to attend. All information will be sent to the school team manager. Any questions regarding this should be emailed to Active Gloucestershire. Schools will be responsible for transport arrangements to and from the venue. This may be in minibuses, coaches, private cars etc. Normal school transporting procedures should be followed. Any hired transport should be through a reputable company. Information regarding parking arrangements, distance from the facility etc will be provided to schools following the receipt of the venue risk assessments, schools will then be able to inform parents if necessary, with regard to drop off/meeting points etc.

Schools need to be clear about check in/registration procedures. See details in the games handbook. Schools should check if the sports event a team has selected to participate in requires any specific experience/training prior to the competition. This is for the safety and enjoyment of all participants. In some cases NGB or local clubs are providing sessions for schools to gain experience or increase skills in the run up to an event. Schools need to make pupils aware of refreshment requirements and the importance of taking along fluids.

Some schools may be requested to bring along additional equipment. Where this is the case, it is the responsibility of the school to inspect and agree on handover, that the condition of the equipment is safe. Once agreed with the user, and handed over, the deliverer of that activity is responsible for checking that the equipment remains safe to use. Schools should ensure that participating pupils have any personal protective equipment the event might require, and the correct kit and footwear. They should also be clear about removing items of jewellery and other personal effects and safekeeping of personal items.

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7 Contingency arrangements will be communicated to schools prior to the event, where applicable e.g. wet weather plan for outdoor events. The school is responsible for supervision of pupils at all times, including at weekend events (it is a school initiated activity). Schools must decide (in their information to parents) how and when that supervision is transferred to parents/carers. Supervision is required both when pupils are active and non- active. Schools must clearly explain the role of the school staff present. Where parent-helpers and other non-qualified staff are being used, the school must satisfy themselves that the individuals are competent to carry out the roles being asked of them. All helpers should be given a copy of the relevant risk assessment for the event(s).

All schools have been sent the latest version of the School Games Code of Conduct. School staff are requested to ensure that all participants, staff and parents are fully aware of this code, and agree to abide by it at all times. Schools should have with them a copy of emergency contacts for their participating pupils. For each event entered a school will be required to have a nominated ‘team manager’. Where this team manager is not a qualified teacher, their competency must be assessed and approved by the school’s Head Teacher. The team manager is responsible for conduct and safeguarding of their pupils.

Schools will be informed of first aid arrangements at the events. Where schools have qualified first aiders with their group, they may wish to carry out any minor treatments. All school groups are required to bring a basic first aid kit with them. Any specific medical needs of pupils taking part should be highlighted by the school to the organiser and the deliverer of the activity, as far in advance as possible. Schools are responsible for gathering all medical information, much of which they will already have available. Where competitors are treated by the First-Aid services, the adult accompanying the child should request a copy of the treatment form completed by the First-Aider. This should be handed to their school.

Schools will be required to inform the organisers/deliverers of any pupils they do not wish to be photographed. This is information that the school will/should already hold. Organisers will not request this information for all pupils, but will attempt to protect pupils from being photographed if they are requested to do so. Unfortunately given the nature of the event, absolute guarantees cannot be provided by the organiser that individual pupils will be protected from being photographed. In the main, photographs are of groups and action shots, and individuals would not be highlighted or named without permission. Schools will receive information about how event staff can be recognised, and assurances that staff, have been suitably checked according to safeguarding legislation. Sound safeguarding procedures are in place at the events, and any concerns should be taken up with the safeguarding lead appointed at each event.

Schools will be informed of changing and toilet provision and facilities. Any specific needs should be discussed with the organiser in advance of the day of the event. Schools may wish to take the opportunity to remind parents that pupils are not covered by insurance for personal injury which arises through their participation. In the case of faulty equipment or facility issues, the organisers and/or venue insurance takes responsibility, but pupil’s personal injury insurance needs to be taken out by parents/carers if required, as is the case for injury whilst at school.

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8 Schools who may require more guidance with regard to risk assessing and planning for taking pupils to events and fixtures, may wish to purchase the Association for Physical Education (afPE) resource “Safe Practice for the School Games – Guidance for Local Organising Committees and Schools”. – cost £9.99. For more extensive information, Safe Practice in PE and Sport 2012 is also available to purchase for £35.99. Both of these publications are available from the afPE website www.afpe.org.uk.

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9 THE SPORTS... This Handbook provides the Level 3 (County) Finals information which we hope you find useful. It includes the date, venue, format, rules and qualification pathways for The Gloucestershire School Games. Please do be aware that all of the competitions featured have certain qualification routes, in some cases from Level 1 (Intra-School), through to Level 2 (Inter-School/District). Others may be open events which require schools/individuals to register interest with your School Games Organiser. If any sports appeal to you or your school please find out more about the entry requirements from your District’s SGO (see table below for contact details). This year there are even more opportunities for young people to compete for their school at the Level 3 Finals with additional sports competitions in the programme, higher numbers of teams able to qualify and a variety of events for all ages.

The Gloucestershire School Games Calendar has developed into an extensive yearlong programme of high quality, inclusive sports competitions for all Primary, Secondary and Special Schools within the County. The Level 3 Finals are split into Stand-Alone Finals or Multi-Sports Finals. Stand-Alone finals will consist of a single sports final taking place at one venue on one day. Multi-Sports Finals will be a number of sports finals taking place at one venue, using a variety of their facilities, creating an exciting Olympic/Paralympic event feel. These Multi-sports Finals will take place as the School Games Media Launch, the Spring Games and the Summer Games.

The School Games Media Launch on Wednesday 11th February 2015 at Cheltenham College. The Spring Games Festival on Wednesday 25th March 2015 is also at Cheltenham College and the Summer Games which will be a number of Multi Sports Finals from Sunday 7th June 2015 (Athletics) at the Prince of Wales Stadium, Friday 12th June (Primary Finals) and Saturday 13th June 2015 (Secondary Finals) at Hartpury College, followed by a Watersports Festival at South Cerney Outdoor on Tuesday 30th June 2015. Tennis Finals will be on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at Oxstalls Sports Park. All of these events will culminate in a Celebration Event, an evening for athletes, teachers, parents and organisers at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday 3rd July 2015.

The Local Organising Committee and School Games Organisers (details below) are passionate about providing accessible and appropriate competition for all, celebrating the highest level of sporting talent in Gloucestershire and we believe that this is reflected within the sports chosen. Please promote the various competitions around your school as some ‘alternative sports’ may not be part of your School Curriculum but could be a fantastic opportunity for some of your students. Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Dan Derrick dderrick@asachelt.org Gloucester City and South Tewkesbury Cheryl Stennett cs-ssn@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk Cotswolds Helen Pauling hpauling@cirencesterkingshill.gloucs.sch.uk Forest of Dean Steve Price s.price@denemagna.gloucs.sch.uk Stroud and District Harry Joyce hjoyce@thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk Projectability (Inclusion) Lead Lesley Martin lcm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk All of the School Games events will be supported by National Governing Bodies of Sport, community clubs and leisure providers, ensuring a pathway for all young people to have a suitable exit route as a competitor and participant beyond The School Games.

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10 Date Event Time Venue Age Group Team Qualification from L2 Thursday 2nd October 2014 FE & Sixth Form Softball 9.30am- 1.30pm Marling School KS5 & FE (Mixed) Open Entry Tuesday 13th January 2015 Secondary Table Tennis 1.00pm- 6.00pm YMCA Cheltenham U12 & U15 (Boys & Girls) 1 x boys team & 1 x girls team per age group U14G: Monday 26th January 2015 U13B: Wednesday 28th January 2015 U14B: Monday 2nd February 2015 U15G: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 U16B: Thursday 5th February 2015 U15B: Tuesday 10th February 2015 U16G: Thursday 12th February 2015 U19G: Tuesday 17th March 2015 U19B: Thursday 19th March 2015 Secondary Basketball 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 4-7pm Gloucestershire College (Glos) TBC Gloucestershire College (Glos) TBC Gloucestershire College (Glos) Gloucestershire College (Glos) Gloucestershire College (Glos) Hartpury College (Forest) Wycliffe College(Stroud) U13-U19 (Boys & Girls) 1 x team per age group (U15G = Open Entry) Wednesday 11th February 2014 School Games Media Launch 11.00am- 2.00pm Cheltenham College N/A Wednesday 11th February 2015 Primary Sportshall Athletics 11.00am- 2.00pm Cheltenham College Year 4, 5 & 6 (Mixed) 1 x large school 1 x small school Wednesday 11th February 2015 Secondary Projectability Boccia 11.00am- 2.00pm Cheltenham College KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) 2 x schools (1 x Projectability & 1 x Special School) Thursday 26th February 2015 Secondary Badminton 9.00am- 4.00pm Leisure@ KS3 & KS4 (Boys & Girls) 1 x boys team & 1 x girls team per age group Tuesday 17th March 2015 Secondary Girls Football 1.00pm- 6.00pm Rednock School U12, U14 & U16 Girls 2 x teams per age group Wednesday 25th March 2015 Primary Quicksticks Hockey 10.00am- 2.30pm Cheltenham College Year 5 & 6 (Mixed) 2 x schools Wednesday 25th March 2015 Primary High 5 Netball 10.00am- 2.30pm Cheltenham College Year 5 & 6 (Mixed) 2 x schools Wednesday 25th March 2016 Secondary Debating Competition 10.00am- 2.30pm Cheltenham College Year 9 & 10 (Mixed) 4 selected schools from across Gloucestershire THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE SCHOOL GAMES PROGRAMME OF LEVEL 3 EVENTS

11 Saturday 21st March 2015 Primary X-Country 9.30am- 12.00pm St Edwards Junior School Year 5 & 6 (Boys & Girls) District Team Tuesday 14th April 2015 Primary Key Steps Gymnastics 10.00am- 2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre Year 3 & 4 (Mixed) 2 x schools Tuesday 14th April 2015 Projectability Swimming 10.00am- 2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) Open Entry Tuesday 14th April 2015 Secondary Indoor Rowing 9.30am- 2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre Year 8 & Year 10 (Boys & Girls) 1 x boys team & 1 x girls team per age group Friday 24th April 2015 Projectability Riding for the Disabled (Equestrianism) 10.00am- 2.00pm Tumpy Green KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) Open Entry Wednesday 29th April 2015 Primary Tag Rugby 10.00am- 2.00pm Hartpury College Year 5 & 6 (Mixed) 4 x schools Sunday 7th June 2015 Secondary, Sixth Form & FE Athletics 10.00am- 5.00pm Prince of Wales Stadium KS3, KS5 & KS5 (Boys & Girls) District Team Friday 12th June 2015 Primary Archery 9.30am- 2.30pm Hartpury College KS2 (Mixed) 1 x school (Forest & Chelt) 2 x schools (Stroud, Glos & Cots) Friday 12th June 2015 Primary Quadkids Athletics 9.30am- 2.30pm Hartpury College Year 3 & 4 (Mixed) 2 x schools Friday 12th June 2015 Primary Rounders 9.30am- 2.30pm Hartpury College Year 5 & 6 (Mixed) 2 x small school 2 x large school Friday 12th June 2015 Primary Projectability Panathlon 9.30am- 2.30pm Hartpury College KS1 & KS2 (Mixed) 2 x schools Friday 12th June 2015 Special Schools Kwik Cricket 9.30am- 2.30pm Hartpury College KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) Open Entry Saturday 13th June 2015 Primary & Secondary Equestrianism 8.00am- 5.00pm Hartpury College Qualification standard (Mixed) Open Entry

12 Projectability = The inclusive strand of the School Games. Competitions are exclusively for young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) from a Mainstream or Special School. Saturday 13th June 2015 Secondary Mountain Biking 9.30am- 3.30pm Hartpury College Year 8, 9 & 10 (Boys & Girls) 1 x boys team & 1 x girls team per age group Saturday 13th June 2015 Secondary Archery 9.30am- 3.30pm Hartpury College KS3, KS4 & KS5 (Mixed) 1 school (plus top county wide runner up) Saturday 13th June 2016 Girls Touch Rugby 9.30am- 3.30pm Hartpury College Year 7 & 8 Girls Open Entry Saturday 13th June 2015 Secondary Softball 9.30am- 3.30pm Hartpury College Year 9 & 10 (Mixed) 2 x schools Saturday 13th June 2015 Secondary Projectability Kwik Cricket 9.30am- 3.30pm Hartpury College KS3, 4 & 5 (Mixed) 2 x schools Friday 19th June 2015 Primary Kwik Cricket 10.00am- 3.00pm Cheltenham College Year 5 &6 (Mixed & Girls) 1 x team per age group (inc. South Gloucestershire) Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Secondary Sailing (Team) 9.30am- 2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) 3 x schools Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Secondary Sailing (Individual) 9.30am- 2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) Open Entry Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Projectability Sailing 9.30am- 2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) 1 x team (up to 2 schools combined) Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Secondary Kayaking 9.30am- 2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) 2 x schools Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Secondary, Sixth Form and FE Windsurfing 9.30am- 2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor KS3, KS4 & KS5 (Mixed) Open Entry Wednesday 1st July 2015 Primary Mini Red Tennis 10.00am- 2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park Year 1 & 2, Year 4 & 4 (Mixed) 2 x schools Wednesday 1st July 2015 Projectability Mini Red Tennis 10.00am- 2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park KS3 & KS4 (Mixed) Open Entry Wednesday 1st July 2015 Secondary Beginners Tennis 10.00am- 2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park Year 7 (Boys & Girls) 1 x boys team & 1 x girls team Friday 3rd July Celebration Ceremony 6.30pm- 8.00pm Gloucester Cathedral All invitees to participate/perform

13 THE VOLUNTEERS The Gloucestershire School Games would not happen without the fantastic workforce of young leaders, club volunteers, teachers, parents and staff. Active Gloucestershire uses funding from the Department for Education to deliver the nationally recognised Gloucestershire School Games Maker Programme; this countywide leadership and volunteering programme supports the delivery of The Gloucestershire School Games at Levels 1-3, providing young volunteers with training, personal development opportunities, mentoring and rewards for the time they give to the programme. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people and adults aged 14 years+ from any school, sixth form, college, university or community setting in Gloucestershire to be trained and deployed into a variety of roles across a number of School Games Events within their local environment including; - Media Team - Event Management - Competition Organiser - Officiating - Team Manager This academic year we aim to build on the programme further by supporting the 150 young volunteers into local community volunteering, enhancing their employability skills and experiences. Part of their task list (see below) also involves acting as ambassadors within their own school/college/university, working with SGOs to support Level 2 events as well as promoting the School Games amongst peers and younger students, A number of School Games Makers will also have the opportunity to be nominated for the Talent Inspiration Programme, the pinnacle of the National Level 4 School Games Programme in Manchester in September.

More information, case studies and videos of our School Games Makers are available at: www.activegloucestershire.org/schoolgames.asp

14 THE CODE OF CONDUCT The School Games Local Organising Committee, supported by Active Gloucestershire, encourages athletes, event organisers, team managers, officials and spectators to follow the advice set out in this document. This Code of Conduct aims to ensure that young people (as athletes, officials or coaches) have the opportunity to develop, learn and enjoy their experience of competition within a positive and safe environment. At all Level 2 and 3 School Games events, the document below will be given to teams; it will be also available to print. Team Managers are expected to familiarise themselves with the Code of Conduct, sharing the ethos and spirit of the games with students and any spectators or staff that may be with the team.

In addition to this, the 2015 Gloucestershire School Games will embed the School Games Values into all of the events. This will be done in 3 ways; 1. The event welcome to include information on the code of conduct, highlighting the School Games Values; 2. Presence of the winning ‘Design a Flag’ entries to be prominent at all venues; 3. Young volunteers and Sporting Champions will award Values Wristbands and Certificates to athletes who demonstrate and showcase the School Games Values during the competitions. Thank you to the Gloucestershire schools who supported the design and content of the Code of Conduct

15 THE CURRICULUM COMPETITIONS What are The Gloucestershire School Games Curriculum Competitions? The Gloucestershire School Games Curriculum Competitions are designed to celebrate the skills and abilities of all young people in our schools through a variety of curriculum areas, utilising the power of sport to stimulate and engage. We are encouraging school staff to use the categories of competitions to link PE and Sport with other subject areas, building on skills such as numeracy and literacy outside of the classroom. It is also a fantastic way to engage young people who may not be part of a traditional sports team to become involved with the Games, representing the school in the curricular competitions with a chance to win a medal to be added to The School Games Medal Table. We encourage schools and school staff to promote these competitions in and around the school; schools could use these as a whole class activity in a lesson, targeting gifted and talented children or opened out to the whole school as a Level 1 competition.

What’s in it for them? There are 5 competitions during the academic year (Design a Flag, Team Debating, Twitter Pic, Sports Reporter and School Games Poem). The categories of competition are open to all Primary and Secondary age children from any school within Gloucestershire. There will be a winner chosen for each competition, they will be awarded an individual prize and school games medal. The top 3 entries in each competition will be part of the School Games Celebration Event at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday 3rd July, with an invitation for the young person and their parent/carer. Schools will also be rewarded for their engagement with these competitions such as receiving a visit from Old Spot, The Gloucestershire School Games Mascot.

Is this competition just in Gloucestershire? Each year the National School Games Programme has a range of cross-curricular competitions for those schools that have registered on the School Games Website. Should any school have already submitted entries to these competitions then they may, if appropriate, re-submit any of these as part of their Gloucestershire School Games Curriculum Competition entries. For further information regarding the National School Games Curriculum Competitions please visit: www.yourschoolgames.com PLUS If your school does any Art, Design Technology, Dance, Drama or Music work related to Sport, Physical Activity, The School Games or The Spirit of the Games please let us know: kirstydunleavy@activegloucestershire.org

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18 SCHOOL GAMES DEBATING PROGRAMME As part of the cultural programme supporting the Sainsbury’s School Games, the Youth Sport Trust is working closely with the School Games Organisers and Active Gloucestershire to pilot a sport-themed debating programme for Year 9 and 10 students in Secondary schools. This programme will coincide with the delivery of the Gloucestershire Spring School Games this year. What is the pilot looking to achieve? To engage and inform secondary school staff, supporting the development of this activity in schools which will culminate in a debating showcase competition at the Gloucestershire Spring Games Event (Level 3) at Cheltenham College on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

As a pilot, we are looking to feedback the experiences from our schools and Active Gloucestershire, along with any resources that we develop which will be used to support a handbook for a wider roll out of the School Games Debating Programme later in the year across the country. What is the proposed format for the School Games Debating Competition? Four teams led by a school mentor/teacher will prepare a short format debate (modelled on the design used by Debating Matters.) Each debate is completed within an hour. Schools will receive the topics prior to the event, giving them time to create their argument. The competition itself will see each team field their argument, followed by questions from the audience and panel of judges. Following this the teams will then have time to respond to those questions, finishing with a summary.

How will you determine the winning side? Teams will be judged against a range of criteria, designed to demonstrate their topic knowledge, ability to develop a convincing motion and reasoned response, depth of thinking, presentation and ability to communicate effectively (under pressure). Within the format of the debate, judgments will be formed through;  Quality of proposal/reply delivery (content and presentation)  Response to challenge (from opposing team, floor/audience, judging panel)  Questions provide from the floor * What topics will be debated? Anything sport themed (or context) could be used as a motion for the debating programme. The use of sporting context has been really effective in engaging a wider range of young people into debating. There is often no right or wrong answer and as such, is perceived as a relatively “low risk/threat” subject which is a great way to engage all students. We would encourage schools to work with their Year 9 and 10 students to come up with debating topics- these will be part of a discussion at the staff twilight workshop (16th December). Some examples developed by other pilot schools include:  Primary schools should have a ‘Physical Activity Hour’ timetabled every day.  There should be a salary cap of £1,000,000 a year for professional sports people.  Serious infringements of sports rules should be punished by lifetime bans. For more information please contact your SGO or KirstyDunleavy@activegloucestershire.org

19 THE CELEBRATION CEREMONY The Gloucestershire School Games Local Organising Committee, School Games Organisers and Active Gloucestershire are entering the fourth year of the Games and without a doubt, the most iconic part of the programme, which has received national recognition from other county sports partnerships and sports organisations is the Gloucestershire School Games Celebration Ceremony. This event will be held: At Gloucester Cathedral On Friday 3rd July 2015 From 6.30pm-8.00pm For Athletes, parents, volunteers, spectators, teachers, team managers, organisers and anyone else who has been involved in the local delivery of the games!

The evening is filled with outstanding performances from local young people in gymnastics, trampolining, dance, music and art as well as showcase sports such as archery, fencing, martial arts and BMXing, all within the breathtaking grounds of the Cathedral It’s an event not to be missed! Tickets Tickets are given to any athlete who wins a School Games Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal at a Level 3 Event. Athletes receive a ticket for themselves plus one adult. Additional guests are welcome to attend. Tickets will be available to purchase from Monday 2nd March 2015. Performances If your school has a particular group or individual who would like to perform at the Celebration Ceremony, in a fantastic backdrop with a guest list of around 700 people from across Gloucestershire, please get in touch. We are looking for talented young people who may be part of: choirs, orchestras, dance groups, performing arts groups or anything a bit different and innovative that celebrates sporting culture in Gloucestershire. Please contact: Kirsty Dunleavy on KirstyDunleavy@activegloucestershire.org

20 SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES At all stages in the planning of the Gloucestershire School Games, safeguarding assessments are taken very seriously. All staff and volunteers who take apart in the Games will have received suitable and appropriate safeguarding training and, in accordance with legislation, will have satisfied disclosure and barring requirements. Active Gloucestershire have provided simple procedures to be followed at School Games events. These are provided to and understood by staff and volunteers. Schools should also be aware of these procedures and work with the organisers to ensure that participants’ feel safe at all times. CODE OF CONDUCT DISCLOSURES TO A VOLUNTEER/STAFF MEMBER * Where the person being asked to leave the site is a teacher or other person who has responsibility for a group of children, the whole group may then be required to leave if appropriate supervision arrangements cannot be made. MISSING OR LOST PARTICIPANT PROCEDURE AT LARGE SITE EVENTS Participant discloses concerns to a volunteer or teacher Volunteer or teacher listens to child and reports concern to event Safeguarding Lead Safeguarding Lead to discuss with teacher where appropriate, or take further action as per policy.

Participant discloses concerns to a volunteer about another participant, or another adult Volunteer listens to child and reports concern to participant’s teacher or adult in charge Information is passed on to event Safeguarding Lead All schools are issued with a code of conduct to share with parents and participants Any person not complying with the code of conduct will be asked to do so Continued failure to comply, having been asked, will lead to the person being asked to leave the site* Where Games take place at large sites, a safe point will be identified on the site. Any participant who is lost or separated from their group should head for the safe point.

Staff will be made available at the safe point to help the lost participant re-unite with their adult or group. As above, as soon as a participant is thought to be missing, details should be made known to staff at the safe point. Event staff will be alerted through agreed communication, and will respond to the call regarding a missing participant. Having collected the details they will search pre-allocated areas of the site.

21 SIXTH FORM & FE SOFTBALL Event Lead Baseball Softball UK (BSUK) are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Sixth Form & FE Softball Competition. The Teams Schools must compete with a team of 10, where at least 5 players on field at any time must be girls. Teams may have a maximum squad size of 12 with players swapping in for a whole game. All players (boys and girls) must be in Year 12 and/or 13 or at College or Further Education establishment in Gloucestershire. Where necessary (i.e. single sex schools or multiple-campus) teams can combine to compete as one team; they must be from the same institution or district.

Teams do not have to have a huge amount of experience or knowledge to enter this competition; the event will also include a coaching session delivered by BSUK on the day, before the tournament, which is open to teams and school/college/FE staff. The Competition Format This competition is an open entry event, no Level 2 qualification is required. Schools and colleges who are interested in entering should contact their SGO or KirstyDunleavy@activegloucestershire.org for more information. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 Finals will take place at Marling School, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HE. There will be a BSUK coaching session for all teams, followed by a round robin tournament. Games will one innings (each team bats once).

Teams will be split into 2 pools and all play each other (depending on number or teams entered). Top 2 in each pool will play a semi-final. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony at the end of the day, following the final game. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: BSUK qualified officials and volunteers from the Bristol Softball League will be running the competition in line with the BSUK School Games format. Level 3 Detail: Thursday 2nd October 2014 9.30am-1.30pm Marling School For more information or how to get involved with Softball in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Baseball Softball UK: Chris Rawlings. Email: chris.rawlings@bsuk.com MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2014

22 SECONDARY TABLE TENNIS Event Lead Active Gloucestershire will be leading the delivery of the Level 3 School Games Table Tennis Competitions, with support at a county level from Table Tennis England. The Teams Players must be in teams of 4 (boys) and 2 (girls) in the age groups:  U12- Year 7  U15- Year 8, 9, 10. The Competition Format Level 2 Finals: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs based in each district. The top team from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals There will be a maximum of 5 teams in each of the finals (U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U15 Boys, and U15 Girls).

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at YMCA Sportshall, Arle Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8LE Players will be ranked (Boys 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Girls 1 & 2) and players will play individual matches against their opposing seed and one other (e.g. 1 vs 1, 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 3, 3 vs 4). A match result will consist of these combined results. One point will be awarded for each game won by a school. A total of 8 (boys) and 4 (girls) points can be won each match. Final positions will be determined by the number of points won.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Secondary Table Tennis Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. 4th placed teams will receive a Finalist Certificate. Medals will be added to each School/College’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by the players themselves who will be umpiring games when not competing. These will be overseen by School Games Makers and volunteers from Gloucestershire Table Tennis Association. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 13th January 2015 1.00pm-6.00pm YMCA Cheltenham For more information or how to get involved with Table Tennis in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organister or Event Lead - Active Gloucestershire: Martyn Reeves. Email: MartynReeves@activegloucestershire.org TUESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2015

23 SECONDARY BASKETBALL Event Lead Basketball England South West Region is supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Basketball in Gloucestershire. School PE Departments and School Games Organisers will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Basketball Competitions. The Teams Age: U13 Boys, U14 Boys & Girls, U15 Boys & Girls, U16 Boys & Girls, U19 Boys & Girls. Squad: 5 to 12 players, recommendation of a minimum of 8. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: For the U13 to U16 age groups there will be a Level 2 league/tournament within each District, the winning Boys and Girls Teams from each then qualify for the Level 3 School Games Finals.

The U19 age group and U15 Girls’ group is run via a Countywide League, the top teams coming together for a County Final. Level 3 Finals: The competition will normally involve a round-robin schedule of games with points awarded. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following each of the Level 3 Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. The 4th place team will receive a Finalist Certificate. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: Basketball England SW Region will appoint referees at Level 3 Finals. The host venue is required to provide competent table officials, scoreboard and scoring equipment unless otherwise arranged, Level 3 Details: U14G: Monday 26th January 2015 U13B: Wednesday 28th January 2015 U14B: Monday 2nd February 2015 U15G: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 U16B: Thursday 5th February 2015 U15B: Tuesday 10th February 2015 U16G: Thursday 12th February 2015 U19G: Tuesday 17th March 2015 U19B: Thursday 19th March 2015 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm 4-7pm Gloucestershire College (Gloucester) TBC Gloucestershire College (Gloucester) TBC Gloucestershire College (Gloucester) Gloucestershire (Gloucester) Gloucestershire College (Gloucester) Hartpury College (Forest) Wycliffe College(Stroud) For more information or how to get involved with Basketball in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Event Lead - England Basketball: Paul Christensen. Email: paul_christensen@me.com MONDAY 26TH JANUARY-THURSDAY 19TH MARCH 2015

24 PRIMARY SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS (SMALL SCHOOL & LARGE SCHOOL) Sportshall Athletics Sportshall Athletics is an indoor form of track and field for children aged between 4 and 16 years. The programme focuses on fitness and multi-skill development providing a grounding for all sports. Event Lead Sportshall Athletics Associates are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Sportshall Athletics Finals. School Games Organisers will facilitate and run the Level 2 Cluster and/or District Competitions. The Teams Age: Year 4, 5 & 6 (Boys & Girls) Squad: Small Schools (min 6 Boys & 6 Girls max 8 Boys & 8 Girls) Large Schools (min 9 Boys & 9 Girls max 15 Boys &15 Girls) The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be a number of Cluster and District Competitions happening around Gloucestershire for Small and Large Schools to enter. There will be one Small School and one Large School per District that will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run in the double Sportshall at Cheltenham College, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AB. Boys compete against boys and girls against girls in a number of track and/or field events. Their performances are ranked and points assigned to provide an overall school score (in both Small and Large School Finals). Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Sportshall Athletics Competition. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze in both the Small School and Large School Final. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: Sportshall Athletics Associates will be supported at the event by trained leaders from the School Games Maker programme. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 11th February 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Cheltenham College For more information on the sport or how to get involved with Sportshall Athletics in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Sportshall Athletics: Adam Burgess. Email: adam@sportshall.org Sportshall Athletics Guidelines for Small School & Large School Competition Rules available from www.sportshall.org WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2015

25 PROJECTABILITY BOCCIA Boccia Boccia is a Paralympic sport for athletes with disabilities that have a major impact on motor skills. Boccia is a target ball sport belonging to the same family as petanque and bowls. As part of the Projectability School Games Competition, Boccia is open to any young person with a special educational need or disability who attends either a Special or mainstream School within the County. Event Lead The National Star College will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Projectability Boccia Finals. Boccia England will be present on the day as well. School Games Organisers and School staff will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league.

The Teams This competition is for students in Year 7-11; players must have a special educational need or disability (SEND). Squads are made up of a maximum of 6 players, with 3 players competing at a time. Teams should be mixed but there is no set number of boys and girls in a team. There will be a parallel competition running at the same time for both Special School teams and teams from Mainstream Schools. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area.

The top Special School team and the top Mainstream School team from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. All teams will compete at the Level 2 event together, with the top team from each category going through to the Level 3 Final. There will be a maximum of 5 teams in each of the finals. Level 3 Finals: The competition will take place in the squash courts at Cheltenham College, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AB. It will be a round robin format where all teams will play each other in their pool. The top 3 placed teams at the end of the competition will be ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each competition.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Projectability Boccia Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The events will be officiated by the National Staff College PE staff and volunteers from Gloucester Crusaders Boccia Club. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 11th February 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Cheltenham College For more information or how to get involved with Boccia in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Event Lead - National Star College: Julian Ralph. Email: jralph@natstar.ac.uk Inclusion Officer - Active Gloucestershire: Rowland Clark: rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2015

26 SECONDARY BADMINTON This Level 3 Final is run in association with The Center Parcs National Championships so the winning teams will go through as Gloucestershire representatives to the Regional Competition in March. Event Lead Badminton England and Badminton Gloucestershire are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Badminton Finals. School Games Organisers and School staff will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams Age/Gender: KS3 Boys (Year 7, 8 & 9) KS3 Girls (Year 7, 8 & 9) KS4 Boys (Year 10 & 11) KS4 Girls (Year 10 & 11) Teams: There can be between 4 and 5 players, with 4 taking part in each match (this is in case of injury) The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by Schools and/or SGOs. The winning team for each competition category (see The Teams) will qualify through to the Level 3 Finals so there will be 5 teams in each final.

Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run in the double Sportshall at Leisure@ Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4RN. Each match is part of a round robin with four team members playing in one match. Each match will consist of 5 games: 2 x singles and 3 x doubles with each player playing 2 games. The winning team is decided on most matches won (see Center Parcs competition handbook for full details). Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Badminton Competition. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze in each of the competition groups. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: Badminton Gloucestershire will oversee the event with support on court from young sports leaders from the School Games Maker Programme. Level 3 Detail: Thursday 26th February 2015 9.00am-4.00pm Leisure@ Cheltenham For more information or how to get involved with Badminton in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Event Lead - Badminton Gloucestershire: Dave Woolway. Email: davewoolway@gmail.com THURSDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2015

27 SECONDARY GIRLS FOOTBALL Event Lead The Gloucestershire Football Association and Rednock School are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Girls Football Finals. School Games Organisers and School staff will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams This competition is for girls only. Teams will be 7-a-side with squad’s size being a maximum of 10 players. Under 12 (Year 7) Under 14 (Year 8/9) Under 16 (Year 10/11) The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area.

The top 2 teams from each Level 2 competition within each age group will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. This will be the district winner and runner-up for U12, U14 and U16 competitions. There will be a maximum of 10 teams in each age group final. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Rednock School, Kingshill Road, Dursley, GL11 4BY. Games will be played on both grass and 3G astro pitches. Matches will be 7v7 players in accordance with the rules of youth football Games to be 15 minutes one-way (this is subject to change depending on number of teams). Team with the most points wins their pool (3points = win, 1 point = draw) Teams will be split into 2 pools per age group and play each other. Top 2 in each pool will play a semi-final. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Girls Football Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams in each age group. Medals will be added to each School’s total for Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by qualified referees through the Gloucestershire FA. Level 3 Detail: For more information or how to get involved Girls Football in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire FA (Women and Girls Officer) – Alexis Lunn-Gadd. Email: Alexis.Lunn-Gadd@gloucestershirefa.com Tuesday 17th March 2015 1.00pm-6.00pm Rednock School TUESDAY 17th MARCH 2015

28 PRIMARYCROSS COUNTRY Event Lead Hosted by St. Edwards Junior School for the final year, the Cross Country Championships is a key part of School Games Programme as it has been an event embedded within the school’s sports calendar for a number of years. The Teams This Cross Country Championships is for boys and girls in year 4, 5 and 6. The teams are made up of the top athletes from Level 2 qualification events. There will be a team of 12 boys and a team of 12 girls per area. The areas are: Gloucester Cirencester and District Wotton and Dursley Cheltenham North Cotswold South Gloucester Forest of Dean Stroud Tewkesbury The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District competitions prior to the Level 3 Finals. Host schools hold between 1 and 4 trial races during Autumn ‘14 and Spring ’15. These races are held mainly at the local secondary school on a variety of terrain of 1200m length.

The top 12 boys and the top 12 girls from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals; they will represent their area as a combined team. Competitors are selected from their best performances. Each team will have a manager who oversees all the preliminary races, selects teams and manages the team at the Championships. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition (County Championships) will be held at St. Edwards Junior School. Although each team has up to 12 runners the best 6 positions are used to calculate final team positions. There is a boys’ race and girls’ race. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 School Games Primary Cross Country Championships. Medals will be awarded for 1st = Gold, 2nd = Silver, 3rd = Bronze: Individual Boy/Girl and overall Boy/Girl Team. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: Officials and marshals will be provided by St. Edwards School, Area Team Managers and Active Gloucestershire. Level 3 Detail: For more information or how to get involved with Cross Country in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or Event Leads - Di Clarke dclarke@mail.cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk and Duncan Roberts duncroberts@hotmail.com Saturday 21st March 2015 9.30am-12.30pm Boys Race: 10am Girls Race: 10.20am St. Edwards Junior School SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2015

29 PRIMARY QUICKSTICKS HOCKEY Quicksticks Hockey Quicksticks is a 4-a-side game, designed especially for 7-11 year olds. It can be played on any surface, and uses a larger, lighter and safer ball. There are no goalkeepers and with small-sided teams, it allows players to have more touches and time on the ball. Event Lead England Hockey, in association with some community hockey clubs in the county, is supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Quicksticks Hockey Finals. School Games Organisers, School staff and volunteers from junior hockey clubs will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams This competition is for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6. Teams will be 4-a-side with squad size being a maximum of 6 players. There must be 2 girls and 2 boys on the pitch at all times. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area.

The top 2 teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. This will be the district winner and runner up from each. There will be a maximum of 10 teams in the Level 3 final. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Cheltenham College on the Astro as part of the Spring Games. Matches will be 4v4 players in accordance with the rules of Play Quicksticks Rules. Games to be 10 minutes, 1-way (this may be subject to change depending on number of teams). Team with the most points wins their pool (3points= win, 1 point= draw) Teams will be split into 2 pools per age group and play each other. Top 2 in each pool will play a semi-final. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Quicksticks Hockey Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st = Gold, 2nd = Silver, 3rd = Bronze: Individual Boy/Girl and overall Boy/Girl Team. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by junior umpires and volunteer hockey umpires from local hockey clubs. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 25th March 2015 10.00am-2.30pm Cheltenham College For more information or how to get involved with Quicksticks Hockey in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your School Games Organiser or England Hockey - Andy Blackmore. Email: andy.blackmore@englandhockey.co.uk WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH 2015 SPRING GAMES!

30 PRIMARY HIGH 5 NETBALL High 5 Netball High 5 Netball is designed specifically for children, aged 9-11, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness. It’s a mixed-gender sport engaging young people, most of the time with rolling positions such as time-keeper and scorer. Event Lead England Netball and Gloucestershire Netball will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games High 5 Netball Finals. School Games Organisers and School staff will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league.

The Teams This competition is for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6. Squads will consist of seven, eight or nine players, with five players on court at one time. There can be up to three boys per squad, only two boys allowed on court at one time The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area. The top 2 teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. This will be the district winner and runner-up from each. There will be a maximum of 10 teams in the Level 3 Final.

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Cheltenham College in the double Sportshall as part of the Spring Games. Games to be 2 x 7minute halves with a 2 minute half-time for squads to rotate. Teams will be split into 2 pools and all play each other. Top 2 in each pool will play a semi-final. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 High 5 Netball Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st = Gold, 2nd = Silver, 3rd = Bronze: Individual Boy/Girl and overall Boy/Girl Team. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The events will be officiated by England Netball Staff and volunteer umpires from Gloucestershire County Netball Association. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 25th March 2015 10.00am-2.30pm Cheltenham College For more information or how to get involved with High 5 Netball in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire England Netball Development Officer: Julie Andrews. Email: Julie.Andrews@englandnetball.co.uk SPRING GAMES! WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH 2015

31 TUESDAY 14th APRIL 2015 PRIMARY KEY STEPS GYMNASTICS Event Lead Glen Tharia, Head Teacher of Elmbridge Junior School will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Key Steps Gymnastics Finals. He will be supported by volunteers from British Gymnastics and The Gloucestershire Schools Gymnastics Association. The Teams This competition is for students in Year 3 and Year 4. Teams will be made up of 6 gymnasts (a mixed team of boys and girls). Teams need to be made up of children who receive no more than 1 hour of gymnastics coaching per week and have little to no club competition experience.

All 6 gymnasts will compete, with the top 5 scores counting towards the team score. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District and/or cluster competitions prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area. Competitors will be following the Key Steps 2 competition format. The top 2 teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. This will be the district winner and runner up from each. There will be a maximum of 10 teams in the level 3 final.

Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run in the gymnastics hall at GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT. All gymnastics will complete a Floor and a Vault routine, both scoring out of a possible 10 for each discipline. The top 5 scores per team will count and the scores will be added together to give and overall team score. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Key Steps Gymnastics Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st = Gold, 2nd = Silver, 3rd = Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by experienced gymnastics judges recruited through the Gloucestershire Schools Gymnastics Association. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 14th April 2015 10.00am-2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre For more information or how to get involved with Key Steps Gymnastics in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead, Glen Tharia. Email: head@elmbridge-jun.gloucs.sch.uk or British Gymnastics, Christine O Hagan: christine.o'hagan@gymnasticsengland.org

32 PRIMARY AND/OR SECONDARY PROJECTABILITY SWIMMING Projectability Swimming Gala Traditionally an event for Special Schools, this event has been opened up to include young people with a special educational need or disability from mainstream schools in Gloucestershire. This event is aimed at providing a positive experience at an appropriate level of competition for these young people as an introduction to swimming galas. Projectability is the inclusive competition strand of the School Games. Event Lead The Gloucester School Sport Network is delivering this event on behalf of Active Gloucestershire. This is an open event organised by Cheryl Stennett (SGO, Gloucester City & S. Tewkesbury) supported by Lesley Martin (Projectability Lead for Gloucestershire, Bournside School) and the Gloucestershire Special School Forum.

The Teams There are 32 races at the Projectability Swimming Gala. 16 for non-assisted pupils and 16 for assisted pupils. Schools are asked to have a maximum of 2 swimmers per race (4 swimmers are needed for the relay races). Schools can bring as many or as few young people within their team, but are encouraged to fill the races if possible. Teams can be made up of a mixture of boys and girls from primary and secondary age groups. They must be from a Special School or with a special educational need or disability from a Mainstream School. It is the responsibility of school staff to enter suitable young people at the appropriate level for this event.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will not be a Level 2/District Projectability swimming event; the Level 3 event will be open entry, Schools interested in entering a team must inform Cheryl Stennett CS-SSN@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk [Please note: there will be a £25 entry fee to cover the venue costs for this event]. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held in the 25m pool at GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT. Teams will march around the pool to officially open the competition (Schools are encouraged to bring their school flag/banner). 2 swimmers per school will race in the Assisted (support from the poolside from a young leader/teacher) and Non- Assisted events. There will also be 4 relay races involving 4 swimmers per school.

The venue has accessible toilets, changing rooms and entry to the pool (i.e. a hoist) if required. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Projectability Swimming Gala. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze in each event within the gala. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by volunteer leaders from Gloucestershire College. There will be qualified lifeguards present from GL1 Leisure Centre throughout the competition. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 14th April 2015 10.00am-2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre For more information or how to get involved with Projectability Swimming in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser and Event Lead - Cheryl Stennett, SGO Gloucester & S. Tewkesbury. Email: CS-SSN@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk TUESDAY 14th APRIL 2015

33 SECONDARY INDOOR ROWING Event Lead British Rowing, in partnership with Hartpury College will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Indoor Rowing Finals. The Teams Teams are made up of 4 rowers. There is a girl’s competition and a boy’s competition for Year 8 and Year 10: Year 8 Boys Year 8 Girls Year 10 Boys Year 10 Girls Rowers should be competent and confident with the correct technique for indoor rowing. The Competition Format Level 2 Finals: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs based in each district.

The top team from each Level 2 competitions will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. There will be a maximum of 5 teams in the finals of each competition category. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held in the Sportshall at GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT. Team members will be ranked (1-4) and will compete in an individual race against their equal ranking. Ranking can be done in advance or on the day as heats. Individual race= How far they can row in a designated time (Year 8= 3minutes) (year 10= 5minutes) Team Relay= 2016m to be rowed as a team in the fastest time.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Secondary Indoor Rowing Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (Team and Individual- each age group, boys and girls). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by British Rowing staff, supported by the Hartpury College Rowing Team. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 14th April 2015 9.30am-2.00pm GL1 Leisure Centre For more information or how to get involved with Indoor Rowing in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead, Hartpury Rowing ‘Start’ Coach: Tom Pattichis. Email: Tom.Pattichis@hartpury.ac.uk You can also contact British Rowing, West Midlands - Jo Atkinson: jo.atkinson@britishrowing.org SATURDAY 14th JUNE 2014 TUESDAY 14th APRIL 2015

34 SECONDARY PROJECTABIULITY EQUESTRIANISM – RIDING FOR THE DISABLED Event Lead Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre http://tumpygreenequestriancentre.co.uk will be delivering The Riding For the Disabled School Games Event on behalf of Active Gloucestershire. Tumpy Green is a proactive centre with regular RDA sessions, catering for a wide range of physical and learning disabilities. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls from Secondary Schools who have a Special Educational Need or Disability. The event is open to Special Schools and Mainstream Schools.

Teams will consist of 4 riders and they will need to be in KS3 or KS4. There will be a maximum of 8 teams allowed to enter (this will be a first come, first served process). Teams do not need to bring their own horse or equipment; all is supplied by Tumpy Green. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There is not a Level 2/qualification competition for the School Games RDA Event; it is an open entry competition. However, it is advised that the students competing have some experience of riding of a horse. The staff at Tumpy Green will be running a short ‘re-cap’ session for all riders before the competition starts. Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Tumpy Green, Green Farm, Tumpy Green Lane, Dursley GL11 5HZ within the sheltered arena. The competition will follow the RDA guidance for school competitions in Show jumping and Dressage Events. The centre staff will also be running a number of fun races and activities for students to be involved with. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Secondary Projectability Equestrian Finals. School Games rosettes and medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (Individual and Team). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by Equestrian volunteers and staff from Tumpy Green. Level 3 Detail: Friday 24th April 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre For more information or how to get involved with RDA Equestrianism in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead Nikki Secker at Tumpy Green. Email: nikki.secker@yahoo.co.uk FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2015

35 PRIMARY TAG RUGBY Event Lead The Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network are delivering the Tag Rugby Finals on behalf of Active Gloucestershire. The RFU Community Rugby Coaches (CRCs), Schools and SGOs will play a major role in the delivery of the Level 2 District Competitions. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in Year 5 and Year 6. Maximum number in a squad is 12 players, with teams of 8. Teams are mixed and there must be a minimum of 2 girls/boys on the pitch at any one time.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and the RFU CRCs based in each SGO area. All competitions will be Tag Rugby and should follow the same format/rules as Level 3 finals (rules available from your SGO). The top four teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Hartpury College Gloucester, GL19 3BE. Teams will be split into pools during the competition and play each other. The top-placed team in each pool will play a semi-final, winners will then play a final and runners-up compete for 3rd/4th playoff.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Primary Tag Rugby Competition. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be recruited through the School Sport Networks Leadership Academies. The referees will be qualified and have experience of tag rugby competitions. They will also be supported by The University of Gloucestershire and Hartpury College elite rugby students. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 29th April 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Tag Rugby in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event lead - Dan Derrick. Email: dderrick@asachelt.org You may also contact the Rugby Football Union - Morgana Simpson: MorganaSimpson@RFU.com or Ashley Stephens: AshleyStephens@RFU.com WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL 2015

36 SECONDARY SCHOOL, SIXTH FORM & FE ATHLETICS Event Lead The Gloucestershire Schools’ Athletics Association are supporting Active Gloucestershire, by leading on the delivery of the Level 3 School Games Athletics Finals (also known as the Track and Field County Championships). The Teams Teams and individuals from Year 9 to Year 13 from schools or colleges from Gloucestershire, who reach the qualification standards through District qualification, can compete at the County/Level 3 Finals. They will represent their school and District during the competition, with potential to qualify through to the South West Schools Track and Field Competition on Saturday 20th June 2015.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District athletics competitions or qualification events prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by District PE Associations supported by Gloucestershire Schools’ Athletics Association. The top 3 athletes in each event (track and field) from the 5 district Level 2 competitions/qualification events will compete as a District Team under a Team Manager from their District. It is advised that the athletes qualifying to compete at the Level 3 Athletics Finals have reached, or are close to reaching the qualification standards (these are available from: www.glosschoolsaa.org.uk).

Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at the Prince of Wales Stadium, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4RN. Depending on the number of entries in each race/event, there may be a number of heats and then a final. Athletes will be required to enter before the day of the event through District Team Managers. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony throughout the Level 3 Athletics Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced athletics officials, supported by School Games Makers who will received bespoke training prior to the Level 3 Finals from England Athletics. Level 3 Detail: Sunday 7th June 2015 10.00am-5.00pm Prince of Wales Stadium For more information or how to get involved with Athletics in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire Schools Athletics Association contacts - Andrew Beadle Email: andrew_beadle@hotmail.com or Sue Padfield Email: suepadfield@btinternet.com SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

37 PRIMARY ARCHERY Event Lead Archery GB and Deer Park Archers are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Archery Finals. They will also be providing coaching in schools and supporting SGOs with delivery of Level 2 competitions. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. Teams should be mixed, made up of 9 students. The Competition Format There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments (Level 2) prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs based in each district. The Level 2 competitions will follow the same structure as the Level 3 event, with a short coaching session to assess ability, followed by 2 pools of 4 teams for the main competition (1. Arrows Archery Equipment 2. Traditional Archery Equipment). This means that teams at a Level 2 or Level 3 competition do not have to be hugely experienced; they will be coached and supported by Archery GB coaches so that all participants have a go using both sets of equipment.

The teams that will qualify for the Level 3 School Games Finals will be: Top team (only) from Forest of Dean Level 2 Top team (only) from Cheltenham Level 2 Top 2 teams from Cotswold Level 2 Top 2 teams from Stroud Level 2 Top 2 teams from Gloucester Level 2 Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run on the grass pitches at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. Individuals will be awarded points for their performances; these are then recorded and collated to give an overall team score.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Primary Archery Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team plus top boys and top girl individual). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced Archery GB coaches, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from Deer Park Archers and Xperience Archery. Level 3 Detail: Friday 12th June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Primary Archery in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: our local School Games Organiser or Steph and Dan Gill, Deer Park Archers and Xperience Archery. Email: xperiencearchery@hotmail.co.uk FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

38 PRIMARY QUADKIDS ATHLETICS Quadkids Quadkids is a Primary age athletics concept adapted into 4 events creating a suitable stepping stone into Track & Field. The 4 disciplines are: 50 metres Sprint 400 metres Run Mini Vortex Howler Throw Standing Long Jump Event Lead The Local Organising Committee are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Quadkids Finals and volunteers from this group will be leading the delivery of the Level 3 Finals. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in Year 3 and 4. Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls (8), and a maximum of 5 boys and 5 girls (10) - the top 4 male and female athletes making up the final score.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area. The top team and the runner up from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals (there will be a maximum of 10 teams). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. All athletes will take part in the 4 disciplines (Sprint, Run, Jump and Throw). Individuals will be awarded points for their performances; these are then recorded and collated to give an overall team score. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Primary Quadkids Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: Officials and event support will be School Games Maker. Level 3 Detail: Friday 12th June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Primary Quadkids Athletics in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact your local School Games Organiser.

FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

39 PRIMARY ROUNDERS (SMALL SCHOOL & LARGE SCHOOLS) Event Lead Ribston Hall High School for Girls are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Rounders Finals. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in Year 5 and 6 (small schools can use Year 4 students if required). Teams must consist of a minimum of 9 players and a maximum of 15 (there should be no more than 5 boys on the field at one time). There will be a Small School and a Large School Final running at the same time. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area.

The top two teams from the Small School Final and the top two teams from the Large School Final will qualify for the Level 3 Finals (there will be a maximum of 10 teams in each final). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run on the grass pitches at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. There will be 4 pitches with both Small Schools and Large Schools finals taking place at the same time. Each pool of teams will play each other in a round robin format. Scoring will be 5 points (win), 3 points (draw), 1 point (loss). Matches will consist of 1 innings, determined by 20 good balls. The top team after all matches is the winner, in the case of a draw there will be rounders difference counted. A full set of rules is available from your SGO. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Primary Rounders Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by Ribston Hall High School for Girls students who will have been through the Rounders Young Leaders Award, supported by PE staff and School Games Makers. Level 3 Detail: Friday 12th June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Primary Rounders in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Dawn Barnett. Email: db@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2014 SUMMER GAMES!

40 PRIMARY PANATHLON CHALLENGE (PROJECTABILITY) Panathlon Challenge This event is a series of skills stations based on inclusive sports such as Boccia, New Age Kurling, Football and Table Cricket. Others include activities that are aimed at developing key fundamentals such as running, jumping, throwing and target-based games. Each team must collect points from each activity station. There are medals awarded for all participating teams as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze for the top 3. Event Lead Panathlon Challenge is supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Panathlon Challenge Finals.

The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in KS1 and KS2, all of whom have a Special Educational Need or Disability. Teams must be mixed and consist of 8 young people. All participants will be supplied with a Panathlon Challenge t-shirt to compete in and keep - these will all be a different colour to represent their school team. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: All areas will be running a district Level 2 Panathlon competition prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area. There will be 2 teams from each Level 2 event that will qualify for the Level 3 Final (a maximum of 10 teams will be at the Level 3).

Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run in the Sportshall at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. There will be 8 stations around the Sportshall including one rest station. Once the teams have worked their way round all of them, the points will be added up and finished off with a team relay. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Primary Panathlon Challenge Finals. Specific Panathlon Challenge Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team). There are also participation medals for teams in 4th, 5th, 6th…etc. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by School Games Makers, supported by staff from Panathlon Challenge. Level 3 Detail: Friday 12th June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Primary Panathlon Challenge in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Panathlon Challenge, Tony Waymouth. Email: tony@panathlon.com FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

41 SPECIAL SCHOOLS KWIK CRICKET Event Lead The Gloucestershire Cricket Board will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Special Schools Kwik Cricket Finals. School Games Organisers and School staff will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams This competition is for students in KS3 and KS4 attending a Special School in Gloucestershire. Squads are made up of a maximum of 10 players, with 8 players competing at a time (players can be substituted in e.g., for an injured player).

Teams should be mixed but there is no set number of boys and girls in a team. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There may be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area and may see the Mainstream SEND teams competing against the Special School Teams as a combined Projectability Event. Following feedback from last year’s games, we will be running a separate Special School and Projectability Kwik Cricket Event in 2015. The top Special School Team from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. If no Level 2 event takes place, the SGO must select a Special School who has registered interest. There will be a maximum of 8 teams in the Level 3 final.

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE on the 3G Astro as part of the Summer Games. Each game will consist of 1 innings per team, with an innings being 8 overs long (1 over = 6 balls). Teams will all play each other in a round-robin tournament. Kwik Cricket rules apply including the use of the Kwik Cricket equipment. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Projectability Kwik Cricket Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The events will be officiated by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local cricket clubs. Level 3 Detail: Friday 12th June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Projectability Kwik Cricket in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Projectability Lead, Lesley Martin: lcm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk or Inclusion Officer, Active Gloucestershire, Rowland Clark: rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

42 PRIMARY & SECONDARY EQUESTRIANISM Event Lead The School Games Level 3 Equestrianism competitions are delivered by a group of National Governing Bodies and organisations including; The National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA), British Equestrian Federation (BEF), the British Horse Society (BHS), Riding for the Disabled (RDA), The Pony Club as well as the Olympic Disciplines British Show Jumping and British Dressage. The Teams This competition is for boys and girls from both Primary and Secondary age groups. The team competition will be for teams of 3 or 4 riders who must attend the same school (they can be boys and/or girls). Riders must be confident and competent, with access to their own horse and safety equipment.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There is not a Level 2/qualification competition for the School Games Equestrian Events; it is an open entry competition. However, riders must reach the qualification standard to compete. Individuals and teams that are interested in entering the School Games equestrian competition should register their interest with their local SGO and request an entry form (please note there is a charge for this event- details included below). Information and entry forms also available from: http://www.nsea.org.uk/competition-information/school-games Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at the Equine Centre at Hartpury College, using the indoor and outdoor facilities. The classes are: Mini 70cm Teams & Individuals Open 1m Teams & Individuals Novice 80cm Teams & Individuals Advanced 1.10 Individual riding a Pony Intermediate 90cm Teams & Individuals Entry fee ‐ £12 per rider per Class (£48 per team of 4) Class 7 ‐ Introductory Test B (2009) Class 9 ‐ Novice 24 (2010) Class 8 ‐ Prelim 12 (2005) Class 10 – RDA tests. (Indoor arena) A) RDA Introduction to dressage test 1 (2012) Walk only B) RDA Introduction to dressage test 4 (2012) Walk & trot Entry fee‐ £11 per rider per class (£44 per team of 4) TEAM RIDER scores will automatically count, as their individual score, in the individual competition. Teams of 3 or 4, best 3 percentage scores to count for the overall team score. Teams are to be made up of 3 or 4 different riders from the same school, competing in any combination of the following tests. (No rider to ride two different horses in one team).

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Primary Equestrian Finals. School Games rosettes and medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (Individual and Team). . Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by experienced Show jumping and Dressage judges, supported by National Governing Body and Hartpury College Equine staff.

Level 3 Detail: Saturday 13th June 2015 8.00am-5.00pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Equestrianism in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or the Event Lead, NSEA, Sophie Spear: enquiries@nsea.co.uk SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

43 SECONDARY MOUNTIAN BIKING Event Lead British Cycling is supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Mountain Bike Finals alongside the SGO Forest of Dean, Steve Price. The Teams This competition is for secondary school-aged students from Year 8, 9 and 10. Teams must be made up of 3 riders from the same school, same gender and in the correct school year. The events are: Year 8 Boys Year 9 Boys Year 10 Boys Year 8 Girls Year 9 Girls Year 10 Girls The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be a District competition or series of district races prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area.

The top team from each Level 2 competition (year 8-10, boys and girls) will qualify for the Level 3 Finals- there will be a maximum of 5 teams in each category. Full safety briefings and course preparation will be undertaken before the race but participants will still need to be competent with handling and riding a mountain bike. Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run on the cross-country track and grass area at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. The competition will be based on a team challenge; to complete as many laps of the designated course in a specified amount of time 35-40mins (varies between age groups). The team with the most laps in the time frame will win.

There will also be an open entry Individual Time Trial Race (1 lap) for any team members to take part in on the day- this will be a separate competition with medals to be won in addition to the team events. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Mountain Biking Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (team winners in each competition category, plus individual time trial). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by School Games Makers, supported by British Cycling staff and volunteers. Level 3 Detail: Saturday 13th June 2015 9.30am-3.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Mountain Biking in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Steve Price (SGO Forest of Dean). Email: s.price@denemagna.gloucs.sch.uk or the Regional Development Manager, British Cycling, Mark Adams: markadams@britishcycling.org.uk SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

44 SECONDARY ARCHERY Event Lead Archery GB and Deer Park Archers are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Secondary Archery Finals. They will also be offering coaching to schools and supporting SGOs with delivery of Level 2 competitions (virtually or at a central venue). The Teams This competition is for boys and girls in Year 7-11. Teams can be mixed, made up of 9 students (maximum squad of 12). Some individuals may also be invited to compete in the individual compound and recurve categories. If there are individuals in your school, please contact your SGO to register interest in entry. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs based in each District.

The top team from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals (plus the best runner-up across each of the Districts). There will be a maximum of 6 teams in the finals, plus a select number of individuals. Individuals with their own equipment who are interested in competing at the Level 3 Finals should register interest with their SGO. Level 3 Finals: The competition will take place on the grass pitches at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. The shooting distance will be 15yds on an 80cm face for those using loan equipment (Genesis). All those using their own equipment will shoot on a Fita 18 single spot, unless shooting compound when it will be a 3 spot face. Teams will shoot 3 arrows per archer, the number of ends shot will be determined by the time available (confirmed on the day).

The scoring system will be that used in the Level 2 finals, awarding accumulative points on a sliding scale for each detail of 3 archers in that rotation. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Secondary Archery Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team plus top boy and top girl individual). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced Archery GB coaches, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from Deer Park Archers and Xperience Archery. Level 3 Detail: Saturday 13th June 2015 9.30am-3.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Secondary Archery in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Steph and Dan Gill, Deer Park Archers and Xperience Archery. Email: xperiencearchery@hotmail.co.uk SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

45 Secondary GIRLS’ TOUCH RUGBY Event Lead Hartpury College and the RFU are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Girls Touch Rugby Finals. This event is in addition to the RFU School Competitions in Touch and Transition Rugby - this is a Summer Games Open Entry Competition, part of the Gloucestershire School Games. The Teams This competition is for girls who are in Year 7 or 8. Maximum number in a squad = 12 players. The competition is 7-a-side. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will not be any Level 2 qualification competitions for this Year 7 & 8 Girls Touch Rugby competition. Schools wishing to enter should contact their SGO to register interest. We are looking to have a maximum of 10 teams; first come, first served basis. You do not have to have entered a RFU Girls Rugby Competition before; this is running completely separately, a one-off, open-entry School Games Event.

A full list of rules is available from your SGO. Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run on the 3G Astro at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. Teams will be split into 2 pools per competition and play each other. Top 2 in each pool play a semi-final, winners play a Final and runners-up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Girls Touch Rugby Competition. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze in both the RFU Transition Final and the School Games Touch Finals. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be recruited through Hartpury College Rugby Academy, recruited and trained by The RFU. Level 3 Detail: Saturday 13th June 2015 9.30am-3.30pm Hartpury College For more information or how to get involved with Girls Rugby in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Rugby Football Union Morgana Simpson: MorganaSimpson@RFU.com or Ashley Stephens: AshleyStephens@RFU.com SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

46 SECONDARY SOFTBALL Event Lead Baseball Softball UK will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Secondary Softball Finals. The Teams Schools must compete with a team of 10, where at least 5 players on field at any time must be girls. Teams may have a maximum squad size of 12 with players swapping in for the duration of a game. All players (boys and girls) must be in Year 9 and 10. Where necessary single-sex schools can combine to compete as one team; they must be from the same district. The Competition Format Level 2 Finals: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs based in each district. The top two teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals There will be a maximum of 10 teams in the finals.

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held on the grass pitches at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE as part of the Summer Games. Teams will be split into 2 pools and all play each other Top 2 in each pool will play a semi-final. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Secondary Softball Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The event will be officiated by the BSUK umpires from the Bristol Softball League and volunteer Softball Players. Level 3 Detail: For more information or how to get involved with Secondary Softball in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Baseball Softball UK, Chris Rawlings - Email: chris.rawlings@bsuk.com Saturday 13th June 2015 9.30am-3.30pm Hartpury College SATURDAY 14th JUNE 2014 SUMMER GAMES!

47 SECONDARY KWIK CRICKET (PROJECTABILITY) Event Lead The Gloucestershire School Games Organisers will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Projectability Kwik Cricket Finals for Mainstream Schools. School Games Organisers will also facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams This competition is for students in KS3, 4 or 5; players must have a special educational need or disability (SEND). Squads are made up of a maximum of 10 players, with 8 players competing at a time (players can be substituted in eg. for an injured player).

Teams should be mixed but there is no set number of boys and girls in a team. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be District Leagues and/or Tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and/or School staff from each SGO area. The top 2 Mainstream School teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. There will be a maximum of 10 teams in the Level 3 Final. There is also a separate Special Schools Level 3 Final on Friday 12th June 2015.

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE on the 3G Astro as part of the Summer Games. Each game will consist of 1 innings per team, with an innings being 8 overs long (1 over = 6 balls). Teams will be split into 2 pools and all play each other. The winners from this will play in a Final and runners up compete for 3rd/4th playoff. Kwik Cricket rules apply including the use of the Kwik Cricket equipment. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Projectability Kwik Cricket Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The events will be officiated by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local cricket clubs. Level 3 Detail: For more information or how to get involved with Projectability Kwik Cricket in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Projectability Lead - Lesley Martin: lcm@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk or Inclusion Officer, Active Gloucestershire, Rowland Clark: rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org Saturday 13th June 2015 9.30am-3.30pm Hartpury College SATURDAY 14th JUNE 2014 SUMMER GAMES!

48 SPECIAL SCHOOLS ATHLETICS Event Lead The Special School Forum (a group of PE and sports lead teachers from Special Schools, 5 district SGOs, the University of Gloucestershire and Projectability Lead) will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 Special Schools Athletics Finals. The Teams There are 28 track races and 16 field events at the Special Schools Athletics Finals with an equal split for MLD and SLD students. There is also a team relay race and a 1 lap participation fun run that anybody can enter on the day. Schools are asked to have a maximum of 2 athletes from MLD events and 1 athlete per SLD event. Teams can be made up of a mixture of boys and girls from KS2, KS3 and KS4. They must be attending a Special School in Gloucestershire.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will not be a Level 2/District Special Schools Athletics event; the Level 3 event will be open entry. Schools interested in entering a team must inform their SGO or ensure a representative is present at the Special School Forums to receive the entry information (the meetings are termly). Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held on the athletics track at The Prince of Wales Stadium, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4RN. Teams will parade around the 400m track to officially open the competition (Schools are encouraged to bring their school flag/banner).

There will also be an open participation event (1 lap of the track) and a team relay to complete the day. There will be a small cost of £25 per team to cover the venue hire. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony throughout the Level 3 Special Schools Athletics Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze in each event within the competition. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The event will be officiated by School Games Makers, the Gloucestershire School Games volunteering and leadership programme. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 16th June 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Prince of Wales Stadium For more information or how to get involved with Special Schools Athletics in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead - Cheryl Stennett (SGO Gloucester). Email: CS-SSN@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk or, the Inclusion Officer, Active Gloucestershire, Rowland Clark: Email: rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org TUESDAY 16th JUNE 2014 SUMMER GAMES!

49 PRIMARY KWIK CRICKET Event Lead The Gloucestershire Cricket Board will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Kwik Cricket Finals. Gloucestershire Cricket Board staff and coaches, supported by School Games Organisers will facilitate and run the Level 2 District tournaments. The Teams This competition has 2 categories; Girls and Year 6 (open). The Girls Competition is open only to girls being taught in year group 6 or under. The Year 6 Competition is open to all pupils being taught in year group 6 or under. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be a district tournament for each competition category prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by Gloucestershire Cricket Board staff, supported by SGOs and School Staff.

The top team from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. The Gloucestershire Cricket Board includes South Gloucestershire so there will be an additional 5 districts included in the Level 3 event. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Cheltenham College, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AB. on the cricket pitches. Kwik Cricket rules apply including the use of the Kwik Cricket equipment. For more information please go to www.ecb.co.uk or contact the ECB Development Manager for the event rules and competition format.

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Projectability Kwik Cricket Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The events will be officiated by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local cricket clubs. Level 3 Detail: Friday 19th June 2015 10.00am-3.00pm Cheltenham College For more information or how to get involved with Primary Kwik Cricket in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or ECB Cricket Development Manager, Steve Silk: Email: Steve.Silk@glosccc.co.uk TUESDAY 16th JUNE 2014

50 SECONDARY SAILING (TEAM & INDIVIDUAL RACING) Event Lead The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Sailing Finals for the Team Racing, Individual and the Inclusive Sailing competitions. The Teams Boys and Girls from Year 7-11 can compete in the Sailing Events at the School Games. All competitors must have sailed before, as part of a school session or club. Teams are made up of teams of 3 sailors of mixed or single gender (these must be from the same school). There is a maximum of 3 teams per district allowed for the Level 3 Finals.

For the individual races, there is a maximum of 30 places available; please register interest with your SGO. Team sailors CAN also compete in the individual races- event timings will be released in March 2015. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: Due to the facilities required and geography of Gloucestershire, there is no Level 2/qualification competition for Sailing. Schools/teams that are interested in entering the Team or Individual Racing Events should register their interest with their local SGO.

All teams looking to compete at the Level 3 Finals are entitled to a FREE coaching session at South Cerney Outdoor as part of The School Games Programme (this should be organised through your local SGO). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor, GL7 5TL. Sailors will use Laser Picos or Toppers, sailed singlehanded. Courses will be windward/leeward courses and there will be an umpire on the water (penalty decisions made at the time). RYA will use the competition system used by the UKTRA, see link for details www.sites.google.com/site/uktra1 Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Sailing Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (Team and Individual Races). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced RYA staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local Sailing Clubs. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor For more information or how to get involved with Sailing in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead, RYA - Leon Ward. Email: Leon.Ward@rya.org.uk TUESDAY 23rd JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

51 SECONDARY INCLUSIVE SAILING (PROJECTABILITY) Event Lead The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Sailing Finals for the Team Racing, Individual and the Inclusive Sailing competitions. The Teams Boys and Girls from Year 7-11 can compete in the Sailing Events at the School Games. All competitors must have sailed before, as part of a school session or club. For the inclusive sailing, teams are made up of teams of 10 sailors of mixed or single gender (5 young people in each team need to have a Special Educational Need or Disability). The team can be made up from a single school or 2 combined schools (e.g. 5 students from a Special School and 5 from a Mainstream School, or 10 students from mainstream school with 5 students who have SEND or are part of the Sportsability Club). The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: Due to the facilities required and geography of Gloucestershire, there is not a required Level 2/qualification competition for Sailing. Schools/teams that are interested in entering the Inclusive Sailing Event should register their interest with their local SGO.

All teams looking to compete at the Level 3 Finals are entitled to a FREE coaching session at South Cerney Outdoor as part of The School Games Programme (this should be organised through your local SGO). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor GL7 5TL. Sailors will use Laser Funboats, with 2 sailors in a boat at one time (mixed ability pairs). The format of the competition will follow that of the Sailability RYA School Games cards. There will be 1 team per district (5 teams).

Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Inclusive Sailing Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (overall team and best pair Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced RYA staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local Sailing Clubs. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor For more information or how to get involved with Sailing or Sailability in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or the Inclusion Development Officer, Active Gloucestershire, Rowland Clark: rowlandclark@activegloucestershire.org or Event Lead, RYA, Leon Ward: Leon.Ward@rya.org.uk TUESDAY 23rd JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

52 SECONDARY KAYAKING Event Lead Canoe England are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Kayaking Finals team competitions. The Teams Boys and Girls from KS3 and KS4 can compete in the Kayaking events at the School Games. All competitors must have kayaked before, as part of a school session or club. Teams are made up of 4 paddlers (2 boys and 2 girls- these must be from the same school.). There will be 2 teams per district (10 teams). The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: Due to the facilities required and geography of Gloucestershire, there is not a required Level 2/qualification competition for Kayaking. Schools/teams that are interested in entering the event should register their interest with their local SGO. There should be 2 teams per district competing at the Level 3 School Games Final. All teams looking to compete at the Level 3 Finals are entitled to a FREE coaching session at South Cerney Outdoor as part of The School Games Programme (this should be organised through your local SGO). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor GL7 5TL. All teams will complete 2 races as part of the overall competition: 1. Kayak Sprint (100m course) 2. Kayak Slalom (pre-set course with gates) Individuals will race against the clock to record the fastest time for both disciplines. Kayak points will be awarded to the competitors depending on the times; these will be combined to give the overall winning team from the 4 paddler’s results. There will be practice time and depending on number of competitors, best of 1/2/3 opportunities. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Secondary Kayaking Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (Overall team, individual boy and girl for sprint & slalom competitions). Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced Canoe England staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local canoe clubs. Level 3 Detail: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor For more information or how to get involved with Kayaking in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Michael Sims, Canoe England. Email: michael.sims@canoe-england.org.uk TUESDAY 23rd JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

53 SECONDARY, SIXTH FORM & FE WINDSURFING Event Lead The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Individual Windsurfing Finals. The Teams Windsurfers must be in Year 7-13 or at a College or Further Education establishment in Gloucestershire to take part in this event. Individuals will compete representing their school, sixth form or college. The competition will be mixed (boys & girls). All competitors must have windsurfed before and be competent. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: Due to the facilities required and geography of Gloucestershire, there is not a required Level 2/qualification competition for windsurfing Individuals that are interested in entering the School Games windsurfing competition should register their interest with their local SGO. There is a maximum of 20 spaces at the Level 3 Finals for Windsurfing; these will be first come, first served.

Individuals looking to compete at the Level 3 Finals may be entitled to a FREE coaching session at South Cerney Outdoor as part of The School Games Programme (this should be organised through your local SGO). Level 3 Finals: The competition will be run at Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor GL7 5TL. There will be multiple races on various courses. Results are then extracted from all competitors and all races. Normal racing rules to apply. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the School Games Individual Windsurfing Finals. Medals are awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze (individual only- top 3 boys and top 3 girls Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: All officials will be qualified and experienced RYA staff, supported by School Games Makers and volunteers from local windsurfing clubs. Level 3 Detail: For more information or how to get involved with Windsurfing in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Event Lead, RYA - Leon Ward. Email: Leon.Ward@rya.org.uk Tuesday 23rd June 2015 9.30am-2.30pm South Cerney Outdoor TUESDAY 23rd JUNE 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

54 PRIMARY MINI RED TENNIS Event Lead The Lawn Tennis Association will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Primary Mini Red Tennis Finals. School Games Organisers, School staff and LTA tennis coaching team will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions as a tournament or league. The Teams There are 2 age groups within this competition; Year 1&2 and Year 3&4. Teams are made up of 4 players within the age group and from the same school. Teams must consist of 2 boys and 2 girls.

The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There will be tennis leagues and/or tournaments prior to the Level 3 Finals; these will be led by SGOs and school staff from each district, plus some of the tennis development team linked to the local tennis clubs within the area. Unlike other School Games events, Level 2 tennis competitions are split into 6 districts due to the geography of the County and spread of tennis clubs. (Please remember Level 3 finals will be played indoors with a mini red sponge ball). The top 2 teams from each Level 2 competition will qualify for the Level 3 Finals. This will be the district winner and runner up from each. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 12 teams in the Level 3 Final for Year 1&2 and Year 3&4. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Oxstalls Sports Park, Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9DW on the indoor tennis courts.

Court size: Mini Red (6m x 12m – equivalent to badminton court without back tram i.e short and fat) Timed 5 minutes: Tie- break scoring to 10 points (sudden death at 9-9) unless time finishes sooner. Score equal after time - play an additional point so there is a winner of a match. Roun- robin competition with play-offs for placings. Competition for team members is: 1 x boys’ singles, 1 x girls’ singles and 1 x mixed doubles (3 matches) in each round. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Primary Mini Red Tennis Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The events will be officiated by Lawn Tennis Association staff and tennis coaches from Oxstalls Sports Park, supported by young tennis leaders. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 1st July 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park For more information or how to get involved with Primary Mini Red Tennis in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire LTA Education Officer, Andy Trott Email: andy.trott@lta.org.uk or Tennis Development Officer, Helen Stevens: Helen.Stevens@aspiretrust.org.uk WEDNESDAY 1st JULY 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

55 SECONDARY MINI RED TENNIS (PROJECTABILITY & SPECIAL SCHOOLS COMPETITION) Event Lead The Lawn Tennis Association will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Secondary Projectability Mini Red Tennis Finals. School Games Organisers, School staff and LTA tennis coaching team will facilitate and run the Level 2 District Competitions. The Teams There are 2 competitions: Projectability Tennis (Mainstream SEND & MLD Special Schools) and Special Schools Tennis Ability (SLD & MLD Special Schools). Both events are for students in Year 7-11; players must have a special educational need or disability (SEND). The Projectability Tennis Competition is open to MLD students from Special Schools if requested. Players must be in teams of 4, these can be any mix of boys and girls, but they must be from the same school. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: Due to the nature of the mixed ability teams, Level 2 Projectability Mini Red Tennis competitions will be a skills-based event open to Sportability clubs and larger teams of mixed ability students. From here, 3 teams will be selected for the Finals: 2 for the Projectability Tennis Finals and 1 for the Special Schools Tennis Ability Finals.

Individuals will compete in a variety of tennis-based skills-stations and challenges, creating a total score/level (with reference to the Special Olympics Tennis Rating Sheet). From this, players can then be ranked/given a level, creating a number of equal ability teams of 4. Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Oxstalls Sports Park, Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9DW. on the indoor tennis courts. Court size: Mini Red 6m x 12m – equivalent to badminton court without back tram i.e short and fat. Timed 5 minutes. Tie- break scoring to 10 points (sudden death at 9-9) unless time finishes sooner. Score equal after time - play an additional point so there is a winner of a match.

Round-robin competition with play-offs for placings. There will be 3 matches in each round (2 x single games and 1 x double game- detail to be confirmed depending on entries and levels). Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Secondary Projectability Mini Red Tennis Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table. All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend.

Officiating: The events will be officiated by Lawn Tennis Association staff and tennis coaches from Oxstalls Sports Park, supported by young tennis leaders. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 1st July 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park For more information or how to get involved with Projectability Mini Red Tennis in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire LTA Education Officer, Andy Trott andy.trott@lta.org.uk or Tennis Development Officer, Helen Stevens: Helen.Stevens@aspiretrust.org.uk WEDNESDAY 1st JULY 2015 SUMMER GAMES!

56 YEAR 7 BEGINNERS TENNIS Event Lead The Lawn Tennis Association will be supporting Active Gloucestershire with the running of the Level 3 School Games Secondary Beginners Tennis Finals. The Teams There are 2 parallel finals: Boys Year 7 Doubles Girls Year 7 Doubles Players must not be part of a tennis club and/or should not have participated in a club or community competition previously. This event is about developing tennis players who are new to the sport and who have had less competition experience. The Competition Format Qualification at Level 2: There is no qualification for this event, it is open entry. Teams must inform their SGO if they are interested in entering a team or directly via Helen Stevens Helen.Stevens@aspiretrust.org.uk. There is a maximum of 10 teams oper competition.

Level 3 Finals: The Level 3 competition will be held at Oxstalls Sports Park, Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9DW on the indoor tennis courts. Teams will compete in doubles, on the outdoor, full-sized tennis courts. More information in the format and rules of the event must be sought from SGOs or the event organiser. Medals: There will be a medals ceremony following the Level 3 Year 7 Beginners Tennis Finals. Medals will be awarded for 1st= Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze teams. Medals will be added to each School’s total on the Gloucestershire School Games Medals Table.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners will be invited to The School Games Celebration Ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2015. There will be an Invitation Letter and Golden Ticket for each winning athlete/team plus one adult to attend. Officiating: The events will be officiated by Lawn Tennis Association staff and tennis coaches from Oxstalls Sports Park, supported by young tennis leaders. Level 3 Detail: Wednesday 1st July 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Oxstalls Sports Park For more information or how to get involved with Beginners Tennis in the Gloucestershire School Games please contact: Your local School Games Organiser or Gloucestershire LTA Education Officer, Andy Trott. Email: andy.trott@lta.org.uk or Tennis Development Officer, Helen Stevens. Email: Helen.Stevens@aspiretrust.org.uk WEDNESDAY 1st JULY 2015 SUMMER GAMES!