With almost 1000 of the brightest young athletes from all over the UK descending on the university, all with their sights set on gold, the School Games Ceremony is a celebration of sport, sportsmanship and the success of our young competitors.

Taking place on Friday 31st August in Shirley Pearce Square, doors will open at 19:30 and the show will commence 20:15 to 21:00.

The ceremony will be hosted by Youth Sport Trust athlete mentor and swimmer Kate Grey, as well as two School Games Athlete Mentors: sprinter and bobsleigh star Montell Douglas and gymnast Craig Heap.

As well as providing a fantastic opportunity for our athletes to spend time together in their teams, the School Games Ceremony will host performances from two Britain’s Got Talent dance troups: Swindon’s Tap Attack and semi-finalists Rise Unbroken!

Also performing is The Voice Kids finalist Jake McKechnie, a singer from Dean Wigan Trust School, who will be accompanied by dancers from Windsor Academy Trust in Halesowen.

The finale set will see W45, a band from The Deeping’s School in Peterborough, take to the stage to end the show in style.

Special guest appearances include Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian Dame Katherine Grainger, as well as England Roses netballer and Commonwealth gold medallist Beth Cobden.

School Games alumni such as British sprinter and Commonwealth gold medallist Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, alongside Scottish wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn, will also make appearances.

Don’t miss out on the sporting action – buy your tickets here!