TWEEDY the clown is launching a new weekly ‘School Games’ challenge for primary school children across Gloucestershire

Tweedy, the popular clown, who is well known for his appearacnce in Gifford Circus, is launching the game on Tuesday 28th April.

The challenge has been organised by Gloucestershire School Games Organisers and Active Gloucestershire and is being promoted through all schools across the county.

The current closure of schools and the restrictions on movement outside the home has led to a disruptive change in regular physical activity levels.

Research from Sport England last week highlighted that a significant proportion (37%) of children were doing less activity than before the restrictions came in.

The ‘Tweedy School Games Challenge’ will provide a weekly activity challenge, to get children active, and have some fun at the same time. All of the challenges can be done indoors or in a garden and no special equipment or clothing is necessary.

Tweedy’s Challenge will be set every Tuesday morning at around 10am via twitter@glossschoolgames and through an email sent to all primary schools in the county. Parents are asked to take a selfie, film or picture of their child or children taking part in the challenge and share using the hashtag #tweedysglosschoolgames or by email to by 5pm on Friday. Tweedy will make his choice of those received and these will be shared the following Monday before the next challenge. Tweedy has created the challenges to reflect the principles of good school games including honesty, respect, passion and self-belief.

James Jeffery, school games organiser for Stroud District said: "Tweedy is loved by young children right across the county. These challenges are another way to keep children active and happy and the little incentive of a fun competition each week always helps."