The Herefordshire Summer School Games festival returns this year and is set to be the biggest to date, with over 2000 children and young people!

Stride Active is delighted to announce that the Herefordshire Summer School Games festival is due to return this July.

Delivered by Stride Active and Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and funded by The National Lottery, the Herefordshire School Games programme aims to inspire young people across Herefordshire to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition. 

The Herefordshire Summer School Games festival will bring together over 2000 children and young people from schools across the county to take part in a mini-Olympics-style event filled with a range of participatory and competitive activities and sports, including a flag parade opening ceremony!

With 15 sports and a central activity arena with activities from gymnastics to bhangra, there will be something to suit everyone, enabling all children and young people to express themselves through physical activity, learn new skills and feel comfortable in a sports environment.  

Emma Gardner, School Games Organiser at Stride Active, said: “The Herefordshire Summer Games is the highlight of our School Games programme, which runs throughout the year. The festival provides an opportunity for young people to experience inclusive, fun and values-based sport and physical activity.”

“The festival is supported by young leaders from high schools across the county, who have received training to help deliver and officiate the sports. They will play a pivotal role in inspiring the next generation to take part in physical activity.

“We are grateful to Hoople as a returning School Games sponsor for this year’s event.”

With over 60 schools set to attend, the Herefordshire Summer Games Festival is the ideal platform for Hoople to showcase their offering to schools in Herefordshire.

Based in Herefordshire, Hoople supports communities by delivering a range of services to their local authority and NHS shareholders, schools and academies, as well as private sector businesses and charities. Services include recruitment, training, HR, payroll, IT, finance, building maintenance, cleaning and care.

Audrey Clements, Chief Executive Officer at Hoople, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Herefordshire Schools Games once again.

“Through our work with schools and academies across the county, we know that the games are a highlight of the school year for many pupils and teachers. It’s a pleasure to support such an important and inspiring event.”

To find out more about the Herefordshire School Games, please visit: , or contact Emma Gardner at