Local housebuilder, Shropshire Homes, have recently renewed their sponsorship of the Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin School Games until 2022.

The School Games began in 2012, originally established to build on the success of the London Olympic Games, inspiring millions of young people around the country to get active and enjoy competitive sport with their school.  Shropshire Homes has been proudly sponsoring the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin festivities every year since the project’s inception.

School Games Warm-up

Ordinarily, the Shropshire Homes School Sports Festival involves weeks of energetic team sports and activity, in the lead up to the day itself and jubilant closing ceremony where all the participating schools come together to celebrate their achievements.

This summer, Energize STW and the local School Games Organisers went to exceptional lengths to ensure that the School Games went ahead virtually amidst Covid-19 restrictions, carefully coordinating activities to give children the opportunity to share their skills and achievements through social media.  The virtual event was hugely popular, successfully motivating, inspiring, and connecting young people at a time when it was most important.

Virtual school games events

Richard Shackleton, Managing Director at Shropshire Homes, says, “We have always been proud to support such a fantastic event in our local area, and this year in particular has shown the enormous value to the community of groups like Energize STW. 

We were all inspired to witness the creativity and enthusiasm of the team organising the virtual Shropshire Homes School Sports Festival and are delighted to be able to support them for a further two years.  We are looking forward to seeing the latest programme of events take place and for even more young people to experience the social, emotional and physical benefits of getting active together.”  

Harry Cade, Senior Partnership Manager at Energize, says, “We are currently working with the local School Games Organisers across the County to establish a programme of activities and competitions that are possible for schools to participate in and thank Shropshire Homes very much for their continued support during this extremely challenging time.”