About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

The School Games

Active Lincolnshire lead the county-wide Lincolnshire School Games, giving children across Lincolnshire the chance to take part in inclusive sport.

  • About the Games

    About the Games 

    The School Games is a government-led programme, designed to give children across the country the chance to take part in inclusive sport. From school sports days to county-wide competitions, the Games help inspire children to be physically active throughout their school life – and beyond. Active Lincolnshire leads the county-wide Lincolnshire School Games, using a targeted approach to ensure the Games are accessible for all children – regardless of ability. Specifically, we focus on making sure young people facing inequalities have the opportunity to participate in the sport that’s right for them.

    Physical activity plays an essential part in a child’s development – which is why the NHS recommends children aged 5-18 take part in at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day. As well as improving their physical health, regular exercise benefits all areas of children’s lives – including their mental wellbeing, academic performance, motivation, social skills, and overall resilience.

    The School Games offer a wide range of fun, inclusive sports and activities to get children moving. Responding to local need and insight, the Lincolnshire School Games include gymnastics, a girl’s football event, and a transition programme aimed at helping boys in year 7 increase participation levels. By creating positive experiences in a fun, safe environment, the School Games provide children with the foundations for a more active lifestyle.

    How do the Games work? 

    At Active Lincolnshire, we help schools across the county to deliver accessible School Games to every single student. By giving schools access to a wider, more inclusive range of sports, we’re here to help every child discover the joy of movement. 

    The School Games are made up of four types of competition: 

    • Intra-School Competition – Sporting activities that take place between students at the same school, culminating in a School Games Day. 
    • Local Inter-School Competition – Individuals and teams are chosen to represent their school against other schools in the same area. The winners will progress to the county final event. 
    • School Games County Provision – A showcase event to find the best young athletes in the county. 
    • School Games National Finals – The most talented young athletes from across the UK are invited to take part in a major multi-sport event.

    And it’s not just about the activities themselves. With numerous opportunities for volunteering, the School Games give young people across Lincolnshire access to meaningful leadership opportunities, helping to build their confidence and expand their CVs. Whether they’re playing the game or coaching from the sidelines, there’s something for everyone. 

  • School Games Orgainers Network

    School Games Organisers Network

    Funded by Sport England, the School Games programme is designed to give every young person the chance to take part in inclusive and accessible sport – regardless of ability. To make this happen, a network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) works to deliver the School Games across the country, developing opportunities and promoting the event.

    School Games Organisers support the schools in their local area to create fun, inclusive opportunities that engage every child. They also work with clubs to develop more activity opportunities for young people, as well as recruiting, training and deploying a suitable workforce to run the School Games events.

    Lincolnshire’s school sports network map

    There are more than 450 School Games Organisers across the country, each working for their local school sport partnership area (SSP). Every school in Lincolnshire is grouped into an SSP area, depending on where they’re located in the county. You can find out which area your school is in by using the Lincolnshire school sports network map.

    Lincolnshire's School Games Organisers

    Lincoln and Gainsborough SSP – Ricky Pledger
    City of Lincoln SSP – Jenny Elsom
    Lincolnshire Central SSP – Matthew Strange
    Lincolnshire South West – Terry Plumb
    The Wolds SSP – Alan Grantham
    Lincolnshire Coastal – Sarah-Jayne Smith
    Boston & District SSP – Matt Haslam
    Lincolnshire South East – Rupert Gibson

    Schools can also find out details by registering with the School Games website.

    Or contact Jess Lovett at Active Lincolnshire by email or telephone on 01522 730 325.

  • Get involved

    Get involved

    We work with the Lincolnshire network of School Games Organisers, the Youth Sport Trust, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the One Network to help you deliver the best School Games experience for your pupils.

    If you’d like to get your school involved, please get in touch by email or phone: 01522 730 325 – one of our team will be happy to help. 

About the Games 

The School Games is a government-led programme, designed to give children across the country the chance to take part in inclusive sport. From school sports days to county-wide competitions, the Games help inspire children to be physically active throughout their school life – and beyond. Active Lincolnshire leads the county-wide Lincolnshire School Games, using a targeted approach to ensure the Games are accessible for all children – regardless of ability. Specifically, we focus on making sure young people facing inequalities have the opportunity to participate in the sport that’s right for them.

Physical activity plays an essential part in a child’s development – which is why the NHS recommends children aged 5-18 take part in at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day. As well as improving their physical health, regular exercise benefits all areas of children’s lives – including their mental wellbeing, academic performance, motivation, social skills, and overall resilience.

The School Games offer a wide range of fun, inclusive sports and activities to get children moving. Responding to local need and insight, the Lincolnshire School Games include gymnastics, a girl’s football event, and a transition programme aimed at helping boys in year 7 increase participation levels. By creating positive experiences in a fun, safe environment, the School Games provide children with the foundations for a more active lifestyle.

How do the Games work? 

At Active Lincolnshire, we help schools across the county to deliver accessible School Games to every single student. By giving schools access to a wider, more inclusive range of sports, we’re here to help every child discover the joy of movement. 

The School Games are made up of four types of competition: 

  • Intra-School Competition – Sporting activities that take place between students at the same school, culminating in a School Games Day. 
  • Local Inter-School Competition – Individuals and teams are chosen to represent their school against other schools in the same area. The winners will progress to the county final event. 
  • School Games County Provision – A showcase event to find the best young athletes in the county. 
  • School Games National Finals – The most talented young athletes from across the UK are invited to take part in a major multi-sport event.

And it’s not just about the activities themselves. With numerous opportunities for volunteering, the School Games give young people across Lincolnshire access to meaningful leadership opportunities, helping to build their confidence and expand their CVs. Whether they’re playing the game or coaching from the sidelines, there’s something for everyone. 

School Games Organisers Network

Funded by Sport England, the School Games programme is designed to give every young person the chance to take part in inclusive and accessible sport – regardless of ability. To make this happen, a network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) works to deliver the School Games across the country, developing opportunities and promoting the event.

School Games Organisers support the schools in their local area to create fun, inclusive opportunities that engage every child. They also work with clubs to develop more activity opportunities for young people, as well as recruiting, training and deploying a suitable workforce to run the School Games events.

Lincolnshire’s school sports network map

There are more than 450 School Games Organisers across the country, each working for their local school sport partnership area (SSP). Every school in Lincolnshire is grouped into an SSP area, depending on where they’re located in the county. You can find out which area your school is in by using the Lincolnshire school sports network map.

Lincolnshire's School Games Organisers

Lincoln and Gainsborough SSP – Ricky Pledger
City of Lincoln SSP – Jenny Elsom
Lincolnshire Central SSP – Matthew Strange
Lincolnshire South West – Terry Plumb
The Wolds SSP – Alan Grantham
Lincolnshire Coastal – Sarah-Jayne Smith
Boston & District SSP – Matt Haslam
Lincolnshire South East – Rupert Gibson

Schools can also find out details by registering with the School Games website.

Or contact Jess Lovett at Active Lincolnshire by email or telephone on 01522 730 325.

Get involved

We work with the Lincolnshire network of School Games Organisers, the Youth Sport Trust, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the One Network to help you deliver the best School Games experience for your pupils.

If you’d like to get your school involved, please get in touch by email or phone: 01522 730 325 – one of our team will be happy to help. 

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