Information about the WD School Games programme.

WD School GamesThe West Dunbartonshire School Games (WD School Games) is a brand new legacy project for school sport. Launched in 2015, it aims to raise the profile of school sport across West Dunbartonshire; to encourage, enable & inspire more young people to participate in school sport; and to leave a lasting legacy of school sport competition. 

The WD School Games is organised and managed by West Dunbartonshire Leisure’s Active Schools and Sports Development teams to provide a full and varied school sport framework for young people aged 8-17 years old (P3-S6).

This project pulls together all the sporting events organised by Active Schools and Sports Development and provides a platform for future development, particularly within the secondary school sector. There is a wide range of sports for school pupils to participate and/or compete in: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Dance, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Tennis and Swimming. 

Primary schools are sorted into 3 different leagues (based on the size of their school roll) and there is also a Secondary schools WD School Games league.

There are competitive and non-competitive events, taking account of National Governing Body guidelines, age groups etc. Competitive events in some sports will be large scale enabling all schools to attend on one day. Others are managed locally within Learning Communities/areas, as qualifiers for authority wide finals.

Schools are awarded 10 ‘participation points’ for entering non-competitive events and ‘placing points’ for competitive events, depending on how well their pupils performed. These points are accumulated and league tables updated through the school year.

At the end of the school year, totals are reviewed and a Small School, Medium School and Large School winner will be announced for the Primary Schools and an overall winner for the Secondary Schools.

 

The 2015-16 inaugural year of the WDSG was a fantastic success, with the below winning schools...

Large School League - St. Mary's Primary School (Duntocher)

Medium School League - St. Stephen's Primary School

Small School League - Gartocharn Primary School

Learning Community - Clydebank High School Cluster 

 

More information on the programme, including the final league tables for 2015-16 can be found on the WD School Games website.

For all other enquiries please contact David Molloy, Active Schools Coordinator on:

0141 562 2485 or email david.molloy@west-dunbarton.gov.uk.