Schools from across North Yorkshire are competing for over 20 county champions prizes in the annual School Games summer series.
Throughout the year schools compete in local leagues and festivals, each one battling for the distinction of being champions of their district, and earning the honour of representing their district at the county School Games finals.
The summer programme includes competitions for all ages and is also inclusive involving young people with disabilities.
Over 1200 young people from North Yorkshire will compete in three events with the first being at the Mount School in York on Monday June 22, featuring sports such as goalball, quad-kids, cricket, followed by a cycling event on Thursday July 2 at the University of York Cycle Track, culminating in the event on Sunday July 5 which features such as modern pentathlon and rounders, with former GB Swimmer Chris Cook and GB Hockey player, Charlotte Hartley, on hand to cheer on the participants, as well as Games Mascot, Teddy the Terrier.
David Watson, Chief Executive of North Yorkshire Sport and member of the organising committee for the North Yorkshire School Games explained: “Throughout the year, schools from all over North Yorkshire have been taking part in local district level festivals and competitions organised by the local School Games Organisers, to select their local winners to then go and compete in the County finals.”