Inter-School Tournaments With A Difference
Imagination Gaming Inter-School Tournaments are an exciting combination of learning, fun, positive competition and supported interaction. A fantastic way to mix pupils across classes and schools, our bespoke tournaments can introduce games to new and seasoned players alike, with equal opportunity to shine for all involved.
They are also a superb value introduction to the world of Imagination Gaming's approach to learning, with an opportunity for the visiting children and staff taking part to take their new skills back and show their friends and colleagues how much fun it is too!
An Inter-School Tournament is the perfect opportunity for you to invite other schools to allow pupils to interact and communicate, spending the morning meeting and playing lots of different games together, and in the afternoon they have a round-robin competition in a challenging but fun and relaxed environment.
Carefully referencing both our curriculum and social activity programmes, each tournament uses a range of different games with something to challenge everyone's strengths (and weaknesses!). Whether you're hot with numbers or words, problem solving, have a great memory or more physically dexterous, all involved are equally poised to succeed.
This was an excellent day, well organised and enjoyable. The children made new friends and mixed really well with other children. Everyone was made to feel welcome and able to take part in every game. Some games were more taxing than others! All in all a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Darton Primary School
At the end of the tournament there is of course prize-giving, with certificates and trophies. There is also the option to collect prizes and mini tournament games packs if they are part of your activity, enabling each team to mentor what they have learned back to their own schools, making the day even more worthwhile!
An Inter-School Tournament includes:
- Morning session meeting the teams and learning and practising the games together
- Afternoon's round-robin style competition
- Presentation including certificates for all competitors and trophies for the winners
- Optional prizes and games packs.
Not only that but it's amazing value for money too. If your school hosts the event it costs you nothing and your team can enter for free! Visiting teams pay a small fraction of the cost of the day each, making it amazing value for everyone involved.
Essentially a full day of activities for your students for the cost of an afterschool club!!!
How does it work?
Host schools can invite teams from their area or family of schools, and we are happy to help with this.
Tournaments are designed to fit a typical school day, and the schedule, including start, finish and break times, are flexible and will be set to suit the host school taking account of visiting teams needs too.
A typical tournament works best with a team of 4 or 5 children from each school, with a TA/ Teacher, and for around 6 to 10 teams. Of course as always, if this doesn't quite suit your needs we can work out exactly what will.
The day is suitable for both primary and secondary school children, with y4 / y5 being the preferred minimum age for this type of day. Ages can vary at the same competition, but we would recommend that never more than a year groups difference or not at all... to try and keep it fair! (That said, we all enjoy watching the young ones giving the older ones a run for their money!)
Space is crucial! More than likely we will need to use the school hall for the day, but this need not affect the host school's lunch routine. Classrooms can be an option but it's far better if we are all together. Effectively you will need tables and chairs that can fit up to 6 players around, one for each team taking part.
There's a short welcome and introduction as everyone arrives and meets for the first time, but we get into playing the games and having fun as soon as possible.
We spend the morning mixing and learning lots of different games together. This is crucial not only to learn the games but also a chance to get to know everyone and for the staff to mix too... making the competition in the afternoon much less daunting!
Depending on the day, either towards the end of the morning or in afternoon the competition starts! We have a round robin tournament where the team members split onto different tables and play to earn points in a series of games, both for themselves and for their team. Staff help to monitor the games (though by then the kids are usually the experts!) and award points for each game.
We collect all the points from each player in each game, feed them into a super computer, and find out the overall winners!
There are certificates for everyone involved, as well as the schools themselves, and trophies for the winning team's school and the individual high score, all provided as part of the day.
Related prizes or games packs are also available to support what was learned during the day and are a fantastic option to provide participating schools with so they can show what they have learned, giving each school some basic knowledge, resources and insight that they can immediately put to use in their own school day!
Healthy Competition Rules!...
Pupils gain confidence both as individuals, as part of a team and a larger community, with the opportunity to compete in an environment that nurtures cooperation between not only team-mates, but between opponents too.
It clearly works too, as more and more of our schools look to hold regular tournaments throughout the year, with clusters alternating venues, but always hoping to take home the trophies for themselves!
Contact us using the form below or via the details on our contact page to ask about an inter-school tournament for you!