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Sainsbury's School Games Impact Study

The Sainsbury's School Games is a flagship policy for the Coalition Government for helping to realise a sports participation legacy for school children from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is supported financially with an investment of c. £128m. The impact study commenced in November 2011, and will run for three and a half years until March 2015. The main objectives are to measure the net sporting and wider impacts of the School Games; quantifying the contribution of the School Games to increasing children and young people’s participation in competitive sport, whilst also find out what works, how, in what context and for whom; gathering high quality evidence of project processes and mechanisms, including what motivates schools, children and young people to take part in a particular context and what motivates them to stay involved over time. SIRC have been required to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders involved in the programme, such as the Youth Sport Trust, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), School Games Organisers (SGOs), Schools and young people.


The research study is almost half way through its course, and SIRC are continuing to provide the client and key stakeholders with crucial evidence and information in order to influence policy and practice in the programme to ensure continuous improvement and replication of good practice.


Sport England


November 2011 - March 2015

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