UK School Games
The School Games (former known as UK School Games) is an annual sporting competition for elite school-age athletes in the United Kingdom who started in 2006.
The event was based on an Olympic Games model, with multiple sports events held across an intensive four-day period. The Games were organised by the Youth Sport Trust, sponsored by Sainsburys, and from 2008 received funding from Legacy Trust UK, a charitable trust set up to ensure that the 2012 Summer Olympics generate a lasting legacy across the UK.
In 2011, 1600 elite school-aged athletes participated in the event across 12 sports: Athletics, Badminton, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.?.
UK School Games
- 2006 — Glasgow
- 2007 — Coventry
- 2008 — Bristol and Bath
- 2009 — Wales (Cardiff, Newport and Swansea)
- 2010 — North East England (Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland)
- 2011 — Sheffield
- 2012 — London
Changes in 2012
Following the 2011 UK School Games, the event changed its name to the School Games. 
The structure of the event also changed from previous years. The UK School Games was an annual event for the most talented school-age athletes, whereas the new School Games is a year round, inclusive sports competition that’s designed to get young people of all ages and abilities enjoying the benefits of competitive sport. There is a new pyramid structure in place and school-aged pupils will compete at four levels:
- Level 1 - Intra-school competition
- Level 2 - Local inter-school competition
- Level 3 - Annual area school games festival
- Level 4 - National multi-sport event
The number of sports involved in the games will also increase to around 30.
2012 School Games
The next School Games will start in September 2011 and culminate in the national event being held in May 2012 in London. The four-day national event will take place across a range of sporting venues around London, with the final day of action set to take place in the Olympic Park in Stratford using some key Olympic 2012 venues (including the main stadium). Many of the key venues were used and the youngsters competed were athletics compete.
- "Youth Sports Trust already focused on 2012 Games". 6 September 2011.
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