Spirit of the Games Values

The six School Games values – Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork – were developed by young people to recognise how the experience of sport should be incorporated within schools and sports events to reflect the ‘spirit’ of the School Games.

We will award Spirit of the Games certificates for the the deserving schools in all our School Games competitions.


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 self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working everyday to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

Team work

Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.




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





Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat!




Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.




Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.