Hastings School competes its way through lockdown!

On 18-22 May 2020, students and their families from Hastings School will join their teachers in an Olympics-style global lockdown competition with thousands of students in schools around the world.

The inaugural ‘Cognita Home Games’ is a series of fun fitness and skills challenges to join in with at home. It is being organised by the global schools family Cognita, of which Hastings is a member.

With around 60 Cognita schools from across the world set to be involved, participating students, staff and families from Hastings School will compete to win the trophy for the school with the highest average score and the highest average participation. Hastings School will also form part of Team Europe in the bid to win the highest score or highest participation trophy across the three regions within Cognita (Europe, America & Asia). Individual medals will also be up for grabs for participants who gain the highest scores in their age group.

Following the opening ceremony on the Monday, Hastings School athletes will be able to participate from home in up to four fitness challenges and up to four skills challenges, with the closing ceremony and results announced on the Friday.

Sport is acknowledged the world over for improving health and happiness, and this virtual event is designed to bring school communities together during school closures.


Neil Tetley, Principal of Hastings School, said: “This event has really captured the imagination of our students, staff and parents who have joined in enthusiastically. It has been a great event, not only to encourage students to get involved in sporting activities during the lockdown but also to connect with young people in Cognita schools all over the world.”