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The DCMS Sainsbury’s School Games


School-Games---SOTG-DETERMINATION-icon-NEWThe DCMS Sainsbury’s School Games Mark rewards school for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education. All schools in England can apply online for 2014/15 until Wednesday 30 September at


Spirit of the Games

The Spirit of the Games Values focus on personal excellence through competition. There are six values:


With others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be truthful and promote fairness in every situation.


Treat everyone equally, support each other’s and work together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each others’ success. Be a good friend and a positive team player in school, sport and life.


Treating others politelyand with understanding. Accepting life’s ‘ups and downs’ with grace. Respect everyday, in everything you do and for everyone around you.

SSG_logoSelf belief

You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.


Giving it 100%, putting your heart and soul into whatever you are doing and never giving up. Care about what you do and the people around you, and approach each opportunity with enthusiasm and positivity.


Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and the self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

The six values of passion, belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around. These values have been successfully applied by schools to developing a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills with their students based on sporting experiences, scenarios and attitudes.

To access the Spirit of the Games logos please click HERE.


Sporting Spirit Values

Statements for Players, Coaching and Volunteering roles at Primary Level and Whole School.