SHROPSHIRE’S annual summer School Games competitions are being replaced this year by two ‘Wellbeing Weeks’ for primary and secondary pupils.

Schools across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are now being invited to sign up for the programme, which includes a series of fun and active challenges.

The action will start with a Wellbeing Week for primary schools on June 21, coinciding with National School Sport Week, followed by a similar programme for secondary schools on June 28.

Registration is now open, and all schools which sign up will receive a digital resource pack containing all the information they need, during week beginning May 17.

The events are being co-ordinated by the organisers of the county’s School Games, active partnership Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, supported by Shropshire Homes, and Paveaways.

Chris Child, chief executive of Energize, said: “The School Games have become firmly established in recent years as a popular part of the education calendar.

“With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, it’s not possible to deliver the usual programme, so we have come up with something slightly different.

“Our School Games Operational Group has created two fun and engaging weeks for everyone at primary school, and years 7, 8 and 9 at secondary schools, with lots of prizes and awards to be won, as well as supporting staff and children with wellbeing resources.”

For secondary schools, the week is being split into two sections: active challenges, and emotional wellbeing. A third category, involves promoting the importance of healthy eating in schools,