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 2022/2023 Whitwick won the most awards, winning an impressive 5 awards in total.

The current standings for 2023/24 are below.


SchoolTotal Spirit of the Games AwardsCompetitions Awarded For
Hugglescote3Sports Hall Athletics Y5/6
Dodgeball Excel Y5/6
Level 2 Gymnastics
Whitwick2Boys Table Tennis Y5/6
Level 3/4 Gymnastics
Woodcote2Sports Hall Athletics Y5/6
Dodgeball Excel Y5/6
All Saints2Tag Rugby Y5/6
Level 1 Gymnastics
Broom Leys1Girls Table Tennis Y5/6
Newton Burgoland1Sports Hall Athletics Y5/6
Thringstone1Dodgeball Excel Y5/6
Albert Village1Dodgeball Excel Y5/6
Forest Way1Boccia KS2
Belviordale1Boccia KS2
Whitwick1Basketball Excel Y5/6
Willesley1Basketball Excel Y5/6
Woodstone1Basketball Excel Y5/6
All Saints1Basketball Excel Y5/6
Heather1New Age Kurling
Warren Hills1New Age Kurling
Moira1Quick Sticks Y3/4
New Swannington1Quick Sticks Y3/4
Griffydam1Quick Sticks Y5/6
Blackfordyby1Quick Sticks Y5/6
Donisthorpe1Tag Rugby Y5/6