Schools are being invited to create music and lyrics which will feature at the opening ceremony of the competition this summer – and could also be played on local radio stations. They have until May 25 to submit their entries.
Harry Cade, engagement manager for education and families at county sports partnership Energize, which organises the games, said: “We’re inviting all schools across the county to create a brand new song for us.
“It needs to be inspired by School Games and its values – determination, teamwork, honesty, self-belief, passion, and respect.
“Original lyrics must be written, but the music can either be a new composition, or be inspired by an existing song or melody.
“Judges will also give extra credit to those entries which have been strongly influenced by students, and which can be performed by an individual student, band or choir.”
The winning tune will make its public debut at the opening ceremony of the summer Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival, part of School Games, at Shrewsbury Sports Village on July 3.
It may also be used in future promotional material for the School Games across Shropshire.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the Energize website – see energizestw.org.uk/play/school-games/song-school-games-competition
Harry Cade added: “School Games is about more than just competitive sport, and the organising group were looking at ways of getting more students involved – that’s where the idea for a song came from.”
Schools seeking more information about the competition can contact Harry Cade on 01743 297192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: The opening ceremony of School Games attracts hundreds of people