Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Games Active Championships

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The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK stay active using the video-based platform Powered by TopYa!. Users will access a video library of challenges with new ones being released every week.  
Check out all the hard work from students across the UK during Spring and Summer of the School Games Active Championship!
How it works
Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

Get Started!

Review the below steps for Children, Parents and SGOs/Teachers
  • Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Create your Player (child) account
  • When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter the unique code provided to you by your school.If you have not been given a code, enter 23880 to join as a general SGAC user.
If you are under 13 years old, ask your parent or guardian set up the TopYa! Active account first, and then create player (child) accounts afterwards.
Create your own account, and then create your young person's account(s). Skip the invite process and simply tell them their username or let them use your device to submit challenges. (They need your permission to use the app if they are younger than 13). All activity on the app is COPPA and GDPR compliant, providing a safe online space for children to complete skill challenges, upload videos and get thoughtful virtual coaching feedback.

Follow these steps: 

  • Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Create your Parent account
  • When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter the unique code provided to you by your child's school. If you have not been given a code, enter 23880 to join as a general SGAC user.
  • Then create your kid(s) account(s)
  • Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!
Already participated in SGAC?
  • Please reach out at SGAC@topya.com to confirm which of your schools will be participating this fall.
New to SGAC?
  • Copy, fill out and return your REGISTRATION FORM to SGAC@topya.com.
  • We'll get started right away, equipping you with your own personal invite code to share out to teachers and students.
Interested in customization for your school(s)?
  • Contact SGAC@topya.com to set up your own custom branding, content, analytics, leaderboards and more, all carried out by your own dedicated success manager. Learn more!
The TopYa! Active app is committed to online safety and meets rigorous COPPA and GDPR safeguarding standards. No one can communicate within the app. All children can do to communicate with one another is give each other a virtual ‘high-five’, which functions like a social media ‘like’. Video content is suitable for young people of all ages and abilities, with regular submissions from National Governing Bodies of Sport.

TopYa! TV

Take a look at our TopYa! TV Channel streaming School Games Active Championship videos being uploaded across the country and showing our National Points Leaderboard…

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope the following FAQs help you. If you have any technical queries about the app, please email SGAC@topya.com.
What is the School Games Active Championship?
The School Games Active Championships is a fun, engaging national activity campaign for kids across the UK to get active. Utilising the cutting edge video-based platform powered by TopYa!, the School Games Active Championships is meant to be a new way to engage today’s kids, who are always using digital platforms on mobiles, tablets and computers, and transforming their time spent on-screen into time spent physically active.

Primary and Secondary aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with FREE active challenges being set via videos within a special version of the TopYa! Active App. Children of all ages can practice the challenge, then submit their best performance video using their mobile device to receive FREE personal coaching feedback from our team of experienced virtual coaches, earning points for each video submitted, climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!
What are Skill Paths and Challenges?
Our partners provide us with video content they develop, which we believe spans a range of ability and interest levels, so our content is applicable for all Primary and Secondary ages and abilities. If you would like to partner with us, please email roman.neveykin@youthsporttrust.org
How does Virtual Coaching work?
Once a child practices and then uploads a video of themselves performing a particular challenge in the App they will submit it for approval from our trained team of virtual coaches. Virtual coaches provide upbeat feedback, and also act as a moderator to ensure that all content uploaded to the App is appropriate and does not give away personally identifying information.
Safeguarding
TopYa! has completed both GDPR Data Controller and Data Processor audits, receiving a Green rating for each. TopYa!’s Privacy Policy complies with the standards of GDPR. TopYa! has also received certification with the Privacy Shield Framework overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA)
Can students, parents or teachers comment on challenges or message students in the App?
The TopYa! App is completely COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant, which means it meets rigorous safeguarding standards. Unlike other social media platforms, no one can communicate within the App. All children can do to communicate with one another is give each other a virtual ‘high-five’, which functions like a Facebook/Instagram ‘like’.
What to do if I have a question or support query?
Email support@topya.com with any technical issues or questions, and we will reply as quickly as possible.

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