The Bring the Power: School Festival is a national youth engagement programme organised by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (the "Games") providing schools across England free access to exciting Games-related materials, along with information to organise their own Games-inspired events. Pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 3 are being given the opportunity to get closer to and learn about the Games, expand their horizons and learn from others.

Bring the power of the Games to your school by challenging your pupils to create their very own Bring the Power: School Festival event at your school (the "School Festival Day"). Use our Bring the Power: School Festival Introductory Assembly presentation (more details below) to kick start your activities and then it's over to them! Our School Festival Pack will help your pupils to plan and host their School Festival Day at your school.

Introductory Assembly

Download our Bring the Power: School Festival Introductory Assembly presentation full of information about the Bring the Power: School Festival and the Games. The introductory assembly includes information about the different sports, the Commonwealth nations taking part and how your school can share your plans and activities with us and be in with a chance to win a range of fantastic rewards.

School Festival Pack

Download our Bring the Power: School Festival Pack which contains a presentation and worksheets with guidance on how your school can create your very own School Festival Day during this school summer term. The Bring the Power: School Festival Pack also includes a range of fun, cross-curricular ideas and activities and is designed to give you and your pupils lots of support, tools and inspiration! Your School Festival Day can be anything from an assembly, themed sports day, unity day or even a food festival. Let your imaginations run wild!

School Festival Certificate

Bring the Power: School Festival certificates will be available to download soon for you to congratulate your pupils for their hard work in planning and delivering their Bring the Power: School Festival Day.

Workshop Resources - Coming soon!

These downloadable presentations give teachers supporting information and ideas to run engaging, interactive workshop sessions with their pupils.

  • The Key Stage 1 workshop focuses on 'The Journey to the Games' and explores the history of the Commonwealth Games and developing pupils' numerical, physical and creative skills.
  • The Key Stage 2 workshop focuses on 'Finding common ground' and explores the nations that make up the Commonwealth community, developing pupils' geographical, physical and creative skills.
  • The Key Stage 3 workshop will focus on 'We can change our world' and enabled students to explore the skills and attributes required to bring about social change. They will develop their analytical, critical and teamworking skills alongside creativity and innovation.

Tell us about your Bring the Power: School Festival and you could win some Bring the Power prizes!*

Schools that let us know what they are planning for their School Festival Day will be in with the chance of winning an exclusive Bring the Power "School Festival Box" full of bunting, a banner, posters and badges to kick-start and help decorate their own School Festival Day!

To be in with a chance to win a Bring the Power: School Festival Box:

  • if you school is in Birmingham or the West Midlands (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire or Worcestershire), be one of the first 100 schools to submit details of your school's School Festival Day plans; or
  • if your school is in one of the eight other English regions (East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, South West or South East), be one for the first 10 schools in each region to submit details of your school's School Festival Day plans.

To enter, complete and submit the online entry form before 23:59 on 10 June 2022. The competition opens at 12:00 on Friday 20 May 2022. Good luck!

*Open to schools in England only. Prizes are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Values Challenge

Continue building excitement for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by creating a creative response to the Commonwealth Games Values - Destiny, Equality and Humanity. We are asking children and young people across England to express the values through any media they would like. It could be rap, soundscape or photography to name a few!

Values Challenge coming in June!

Teacher insight session

This inspiring online session introduces teachers to the Bring the Power: School Festival programme. Teachers can learn more about the programme and all the great resources and opportunities available to their schools. The session will also include an appearance by a special guest athlete who will talk to teachers about their career and experiences and answer participant questions.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the session.

Sport Relief: Lap of Hope

To celebrate this summer's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, join schools up and down the UK to raise money for the Sport Relief Lap of Hope. It's all part of the Bring the Power: School Festival. Are you ready? It's Game On.

It's really easy to get involved.

For a small donation, pupils can write a Power Pledge for the world they want to see. They'll then pin it to their T-shirt and take on a lap of the playground, the classroom or the local community. You decide the date, distance and suggested donation.

The money you raise will help tackle inequality, improve mental health and help young people to survive and thrive - whether they're down the road or across the globe.

Sign up at comicrelief.com/schools