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 2018/19 Whitwick St John, Sir John Moore and Ashby C of E won the most awards, all winning it an impressive 4 occasions each.

The current standings for 2019/20 are below.


SchoolTotal Spirit of the Games AwardsCompetitions Awarded For
Woodstone3Tag Rugby - Yr 5/6
Dodgeball Development - Yr 5/6
Hugglescote3Girls Table Tennis - Yr 5/6
Sports Hall Athletics - Yr 5/6
Swimming Gala - Y5/6
Whitwick St John3Boys Table Tennis - Yr 5/6
Dodgeball Development - Yr 5/6 ICC
New Age Kurling
Ashby Hilltop2Dodgeball Development - Yr 5/6 Ashby
Basketball - Yr 5/6
Castle Rock
Packington2Tag Rugby - Yr 5/6
New Age Kurling - Yr 3-6 Forest Way
Snarestone2Basketball - Yr 5/6 Ibstock
Swimming Gala - Yr 5/6
Sir John Moore 1Dodgeball Development - Yr 5/6
Newbold1Basketball - Yr 5/6
Castle Rock
Thringstone1Basketball - Yr 5/6 Castle Rock
Belvoirdale1 Gymnastics Key Steps 3 - Yr 5/6
Ashby C of E1Gymnastics Key Steps 2 - Yr 3/4
Griffydam1Gymnastics Key Steps 1 - Yr 1/2