The Bassetlaw School Games is co-ordinated from Retford Oaks Academy by PE teacher, Miss Kate Voice. Each week we will publish a programme of sport-themed activities in collaboration with Active Notts to help keep young people moving. You can expect to see golf, football, tennis, orienteering, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, boccia, netball and badminton.

The programme will include ideas on how to be active for 30 minutes each day. You don’t need any equipment and everything can be adapted to the space you have available, which is perfect for anyone self-isolating. There are weekly challenges and daily activity cards but you do not have to do them in the suggested order or in fact do them all, if you really enjoy one day there is nothing stopping you doing that activity every day!

There will be a virtual competition each Friday – details of how to enter are shown on the schedule page and on the Friday activity card. There will be prizes for schools with the highest percentage of entries based on pupils on roll, certificates for all entrants and a prize draw after the last week for those who have entered 100% of the virtual competitions. Please make sure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner.

For further ideas on how to stay active please visit the Active Notts website or contact Miss Voice by emailing