The Northumberland and Tyne & Wear Virtual School Games are taking place live on YouTube this Friday 19 June and you will also be able to watch and join in again after the live event. Don't miss the live opening ceremony at 10am Friday 19 June!
You can access the Virtual School Games via YouTube from Friday 19 June at: Virtual School Games
You will also be able to find the games via the Northumberland School Games Facebook page and Northumberland Sport Facebook page. The timetabled schedule below shows when each activity will go "live" but they don't have to be done at that specific time - once the activities are live they will be available whenever you want to do an activity.
Throughout the day there will be challenges suitable for children from EYFS through to secondary age. They’ve all been delivered by local clubs and sports providers and have been designed for children to practise on their own with minimal equipment. Once aired, the content will remain on the Youtube channel so you can access it later. We’d encourage you to show the Opening Ceremony to your children prior to whichever session they are going to participate in - have fun!
Virtual School Games 2020 – Running Order
Follow the social media pages or subscribe to the Virtual School Games Youtube channel to see our challenges as they’re posted throughout the day!
10:00am Opening ceremony
Introduced by a famous sporting star with some brilliant motivational and inspiring anecdotes to kick start the day.
10.15am Good luck messages
We’ll be showing a whole host of good luck messages from some well-know sporting stars as well as some familiar faces.
10.30am Fitness with Andrew Pearson PT
A range of fitness challenges for both primary and secondary ages from personal trainer Andrew Pearson including balance and coordination activities.
Skills for both primary and secondary level from Cramlington United and Andrew Cartwright Football Coaching including changing direction whilst throwing and catching a ball, bouncing and running with a ball, dribbling a ball around cones, bounce-kick-catch drills, and knee-kick-catch drills.
Cheer challenge for all levels including putting your own routine together from a variety of moves demonstrated, and various dance challenges for all levels including a fun plank challenge to the ‘cha cha slide’. Parkour bodyweight challenges suitable for secondary level only.
12.00pm Daily Mile
A Daily Mile update and message from Daily Mile Ambassador Eliud Kipchoge
12.15pm Garden Games
A compilation of fun exercises and workouts using household items, to try at home or school.
12.30pm Lunchtime Mascot Challenge
We want participants to create their very own Virtual School Games Mascot. They can draw, paint, use arts and crafts – whatever they like! Older children may even want to write a message to go with theirs, perhaps a slogan like ‘Always try your best’. Once they’re finished, share them with us over at #VSG20 and the best idea will receive a prize.
A range of hockey, cricket and tennis challenges for both primary and secondary levels including changing direction with the ball using the hockey stick, turning to catch the ball from behind and volleying the ball with the bat or racquet.
Various ball skills including passing and catching with the same hand, passing from one hand to another, a figure of eight pass between the legs and passing the ball around the body.
2.00pm Yoga Challenge with Active Families NE
Our final session of the day is a great cool down and post-activity stretch. In this challenge, you can spell out your name in Yoga postures. Suitable for both primary and secondary levels.
2.30pm Closing ceremony
Closing speech from our star guest host. Remember, you can continue sharing your challenges with us by using #VSG20 on social media. All of our videos will stay on our Youtube channel in case you missed them or want to try them again. Our team will then look through all of the videos submitted via social media and the winners will be announced w/c 29 June. They will receive an Amazon voucher for their family or school (depending on where they took part in the Virtual School Games). Be sure to keep an eye on social media pages to see if it’s you!