Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration Inter-School Tournament

Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration Inter-School Tournament

Pupils and teachers sat at desks playing card games.

Barely into the new school year and yet another Inter-School Tournament to shout about, this time with primary schools from the Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration!

This time we were in a very familiar area, with lots of the schools involved with Imagination Gaming on a regular basis, with teams from Shawlands, Joseph Locke, Burton Road, Summer Lane, Holy Rood and our wonderful hosts for the day Keresforth Primary.


“Excellent day, good tutors, enjoyable games, a must have for all schools!”

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School


School children playing Team3


The day began with a selection of games perfect for welcoming new players, such as Team 3 above for communication and teamwork, and Yogi below for sheer silliness and laughter! Both are great examples of very different games that you can teach anyone and get started in seconds, for maximum fun.


Children playing card games


“I enjoyed this day because you got to compete with other schools and try out new games, especially Zeus On The Loose”

Emily, Keresforth Primary School


Children and their teachers


After everyone had arrived and was settled in it was time to learn the games they would play in the tournament. As always everyone studied intently, before heading off into their teams to practice and share tips and strategies ready for the competition later.


Board Game board


The games they’d be battling over this time were, Zeus On The Loose, Savvy, Concept Kids Animals (above) and Doodle Rush (below). A mix of old and new that would require a range of skills to succeed at, yet easily accesible by all the children. Maths, communication, description and risk assessment were all on show, along with the strategy required to know how and when to use these skills to their utmost!


“I thought the tournament was fantastic. The kids loved it while still flexing their brain muscles. There are always fun new games in with the classics… I even bought one for school! Excellent!”

Mr. Clayton, Joseph Locke Primary School


Aerial view of car game play


“…all great but I enjoyed working as a team in the morning, and I love Savvy!”

Effie from Shawlands



So Who Won?!

Massive congratulations to Emily from the host school Keresforth, who managed more individual points in the tournament than anyone else. Well done Emily! Here she is with her trophy, but was it enough to help her team to the overall trophy…?


Woman and child with Imagination Gaming trophy


Congratulations go to …. BURTON ROAD PRIMARY

Here’s the team that managed the most points between them, clear winners on the day and well done to Abigail, Oliver, Jacob and Tianna who all managed great individual scores to contribute to a fantastic win! Well done.


four children with certificate and Imagination Gaming trophy


Well done also to all our teams for taking part and making it such a fun day for everyone. Here they all are with their certificates and smiles!




Two women and three children with certificates




Four children and one woman with certificates




Two adults and four children with gaming certificates




Woman and four children with gaming certificates


Again congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to Keresforth Primary School for hosting another brilliant inter-school games tournament for the Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration… we can’t wait for the next one!

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