Devon Virtual Games

Fancy a challenge? Everyone is invited!
Devon Virtual Games
 
Welcome to the Devon Virtual Games Events hosted by Active Devon and the School Games Organisers - it is the Devon Summer School Games with a twist!
 
All competitions are virtual, and you can enter as many of them as you like. The competitions are suitable to do at home, in your backyard or garden or at school. They give you the chance to virtually team up with your classmates, represent your school and compete against other children from across Devon!
 
The #DevonVirtualGames will run from the 18th May 2020 – 13th July 2020 with six different events for you to enter. Individuals will be able to submit their entries via an online link. The last additional event will be a set of family-based challenges which will run throughout the summer holidays.
 
Every Monday at 10am throughout June we will post a new competition for you to get involved in. Each competition will be open for a limited amount of time. There will be medals, certificates, and prize categories for each event. All entries will also be included into a prize draw for the chance to win some great prizes, plus the school with the highest percentage of their pupils taking part will also win a prize, so make sure you tell your friends from school to get involved too!
Dance!
 
This event gives you the chance to have some fun creating your own dance routine to the song ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weekend. Your routine will have to be no longer than 1 minutes in duration, but you can use any style of dance you like. If we have adequate entries and permissions allow, we will be editing clips of all the entries to create a dance video routine to thank all key workers for their hard work. This is a chance to get your best dance moves out and show them off, but most importantly have fun!
 
Opens: 10am, Monday 8th June 2020
Closes: 5pm, Sunday 28th June 2020

Boccia - Sock-ia and Spirit of the Games Value

 

We’ve had some great miles submitted for the walk-jog-run event that finished yesterday. Now we are ready for the next two challenges.

 

The next activities for the Virtual Games have started – Boccia – Sock-ia and Spirit of the Games value. Boccia – Sock-ia is a fun game you can have with the whole family. Find out who has the best aim. Also get creative and create your own Spirit of the Games value. The challenge will end on Sunday 5th July.

 

Remember to record your best scores and ideas and submit your entries online before the closing date for a chance to win medals and prizes. Let us know how you get on.

 

 

Sportshall Pentathlon

 

Ready for the second challenge?

 

The next activity for the Virtual Games has started – Sportshall Pentathlon. There are five events to have a go at – shuttle runs, standing long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and target throw. The challenge will end on Sunday 21st June.

 

Remember to record your best score for each activity and submit your entries online before the closing date for a chance to win medals and prizes. Let us know how you get on.

 

To find out more about the second challenge click here:

Walk – Jog – Run Devon
 
Opens: 10am, Monday 18th May 2020
Closes: 5pm, Sunday 14th June 2020 This event will be open for 4 weeks and if you achieve one of our distances you will receive a bronze, silver or gold School Games medal and certificate. All entries will also be included into a prize draw for the chance to win some great prizes, plus the school with the highest percentage of their pupils taking part will also win a prize, so make sure you tell your friends from school to get involved too!
 
Conquer a Devon Route – Virtually
Either walk, jog, or run to accumulating distances over 4 weeks.
 
Primary School Age Participants
20 miles for Bronze
30 miles for Silver
40 miles for Gold
 
Before You Start
1. Plan your route including how many miles you will walk each day/week in your local area, away from traffic to achieve your target.
2. Make sure someone knows where you are going.
3. Preferably exercise with others, get brothers, sisters, mum, dad, or any family member to join in with you. Do not forget to take the dog if you have one.
4. Under 11’s must be accompanied by an adult. 5. Make sure you observe the Governments latest advice on travel and social distancing.
 
How to Complete the Event
1. Walk, jog, or run your chosen distance and record your mileage each time.
2. Add your total mileage up and try to reach the distance for either bronze, silver or gold medal.
 
Good Luck!