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30 June 2022

Children across Cumbria set to participate in the Cumbria School Games Multi-Sport Festival

Over 750 children and young people from across Cumbria will be descending upon the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle to attend the 2022 Cumbria School Games.

Following a two-year absence from the school events calendar, the Cumbria School Games is back with children from across the county participating at the multi-sport event on 6 July 2022.

School teams from years 3 through to 8 will take part in one of a number of sports including Tri-Golf, Dodgeball and Orienteering. There will also be Multi-Skills activities such as goal scoring and celebrations, Crazy catch challenges, Jump for height, Fitness challenges and more! 

The Sheepmount Athletics Stadium will host most of the activities with Dodgeball taking place on the tennis courts in Bitts Park. There will also be an exciting opening ceremony including a dance display by local dance group Cosmic Studio Theatre and a warm welcome from media hosts BBC Radio Cumbria.

Active Cumbria Ambassador, Philip Hindes MBE will be greeting all the participants as part of the opening ceremony. Philip is a two-time Olympic Track Cycling Champion and was part of Team GB at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.  Philip now lives in Carlisle and is a Children and Young People Ambassador with Active Cumbria.

In addition to the participants, around 150 young people from across Cumbria have been trained in various roles to lead and officiate at the events.

The events are organised by Active Cumbria, one of 43 Active Partnerships across England and part of Cumbria County Council’s Public Health Team, the games are delivered in partnership with School GamesOrganisers, schools, clubs, national governing bodies of sport and local partners.

Active Cumbria Development Officer and Children Young People Lead, Cameron Wilson, said:

“The Cumbria School Games County festivals aim to reach a wide audience of children and young people to engage in positive activity to support their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the multi-sports festival, the atmosphere is most certainly going to be electric. I’d also like to thank our sponsors, namely the Cumberland Building Society and Direct Rail Services for their on-going support in making these events possible.”

Phillip Ward, Brand & PR Manger at The Cumberland, said:

“It’s fantastic to see the Cumbria School Games back again after a two-year gap. Every year The Cumberland supports lots of activities that provide opportunities for children that will benefit their physical, mental, and social wellbeing. We’re proud to be supporting the games and delighted to be able to work with the team from Active Cumbria again. Their commitment to developing services which address inactivity in a positive and engaging way is inspiring and, importantly, delivers great improvements to health and wellbeing for people within our local communities.”

In support of Active Cumbria’s commitment to ‘Kick out Plastic in Sports’, a national campaign which aims to reduce the amount of single use plastics at major sports events, all children and young people attending the School Games festivals will receive a reusable drinks bottle and water will be provided to top up regularly throughout the day.  And where possible, event resources and supplies have been sourced sustainably.

www.cumbriaschoolgames.org


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Over 750 children and young people from across Cumbria will be descending upon the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle to attend the 2022 Cumbria School Games.