We are excited to launch a series of new Event Themes which will clearly state the purpose of each SSP event. The themes will help us to ensure that we are providing events that target all pupils. Also, we hope the themes will help schools identify which pupils would benefit most from taking part in each event.
From now on all SSP events (face to face or virtual) will be designed around three new Event Themes; Engage, Develop or Compete.
See below an explanation of the three themes:
– These events are non-competitive and target pupils who would benefit from being more physically active, particularly those whose physical activity levels have been most negatively impacted by COVID-19.
– These events are for pupils who enjoy friendly competition but don’t want to solely focus on winning and losing, instead they focus on supporting a pupils wider development.
– These events are for pupils who are competitive in nature and enjoy performing and competing against others.
Jon Osborne commented:
“We have developed the new themes to help us ensure that we are offering different types of events in order to engage as many different children as possible, We know that lots of children love traditional competitive sports but we accept that it doesn’t appeal to everybody. We want to help all children find an activity or sport that they love so they can enjoy the benefits for the rest of their lives. That is why we will be delivering a programme of events which provides a range of opportunities designed around the three themes”