Spirit of the Games

spiritThese are the six values that form the ‘Spirit of the Games’, part of the wider Sporting Spirit programme. Competition creates the ideal context in which to explore personal values and conduct, as through it young people can learn how to handle victory and defeat, how to believe in their abilities and achieve their personal best, how to respect their opponents and work with their team-mates to achieve success. The way in which schools communicate these values and involve young people in championing this cause will help bring the Spirit of the Games to life. This will ensure that competitive school sport is a rich learning experience for your young people, an experience which develops them to be not only the best sportsperson they can be but the best person as well.

At each primary school competition run by the NWLSSP a Spirit of the Games Award is given to the team or school that best demonstrates the School Games Values.

In 2017/18 Thringstone and Ashby Willesley won the most awards, both winning it on 6 occasions.

The current standings for 2018/19 are below.


SchoolTotal Spirit of the Games AwardsCompetitions Awarded For
Whitwick st Johns4Dodgeball Yr 5/6
Basketball Y5/6
Girls Kwik Cricket Y5/6
Mini Orange Tennis Y5/6
Warren Hills3Inclusive Multi-Sport
Basketball Y5/6
Kwik Cricket Y5/6
Basketball Y5/6
Mini Orange Tennis Y5/6
Snarestone2Dodgeball Yr 5/6
Basketball Y5/6
Sir John Moore 2Gymnastics KS1
Swimming Yr 5/6
St Denys2Inclusive Multi-Sport
New Age Kurling Yr 1-6
Hugglescote2Dodgeball Yr 5/6
Bisi Badminton Yr 2/3
Thringstone2Table Tennis Yr 5/6 Boys
Mini Red Tennis Yr 3 / 4
Ashby C of E2Gymnastics KS3
Mini Red Tennis Yr 3/4
Woodstone2Tag Rugby Yr 5/6
Tri Golf Pathway Yr 3/4
Broom Leys2Go Ride Cycling Yr 5/6
Tri Golf Pathway Yr 5/6
Willesley1Table Tennis Yr 5/6 Girls
Newbold1Tag Rugby Yr 5/6
Woodcote1Dodgeball Yr 5/6
Dove Bank 1Sports Hall Athletics Yr 5/6
Holy Cross1Boccia
Hilltop1Basketball Y5/6
St Charles Measham1Gymnastics KS2
Oakthorpe1New Age Kurling Yr 1-6
Belvoirdale1Quad Kids Yr 5/6