Athletes Shine at World School Games 2024

Athletes Shine at World School Games 2024

The World School Games 2024 saw schools from across the globe showcase their talents in athletics, swimming, and football in the U11, U13, and U15 age groups as students returned to Dubai for the flagship event in the World School Games Event Series.

The highly anticipated opening ceremony marked the commencement of the festivities, setting the stage for an exhilarating three days of sport.

The special guest for the morning was Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Eilish McColgan, who addressed athletes, coaches and spectators before competition got underway and shared her story of hard work and determination.

The Commonwealth Games champion and Team GB athlete’s words resonated with the young athletes, offering motivation and encouragement as they embarked on their journey of competition. As with any World School Games event, there was a welcome appearance from Atlas the Eagle – who showed off some impressive dance moves on the Dubai track – before the Games were officially declared open by Master of Ceremonies Chris McHardy.

Athletes across the three age groups showcased their prowess as things got underway shortly afterwards, with the track and field taking centre stage at Dubai Sports City.

With a big crowd packed into the grandstand there was much anticipation as the starting gun sounded on the first events of the day. With the sun shining and a calm breeze in the air it was perfect conditions for the students to perform to their very best.

Throughout the day the medals began to stack up and a variety of World School Games records were smashed thanks to the excellent performances on show across the board. With team points on offer in addition to the individual accolades, every single second and centimetre counts on athletics day.

On Day 2 attention turned to the pool and the swimming competition hosted at the ever-impressive Hamdan Sports Complex, with students aiming to deliver strong performances in a bid to accumulate competition points for their respective schools.

In similar fashion to the previous day’s athletics competition, there were World School Games records falling throughout the day as the hard work and training put in by the young athletes began to bear fruit on the world stage.

With everything to play for heading into the last day, everyone’s mind was focussed on the football pitch where the World School Games could be won and lost. As kick off approached nothing was decided in the competition standings – with a strong showing in the boys and girls tournaments worth it’s weight in gold in the overall team event.

There were plenty of goals, tackles and drama throughout the final day with the U11 competition coming to a close at lunchtime before the U13 & U15 age groups took to the field in the afternoon session.

Following the completion of the football competition, the awards ceremonies were held at Emirates Sports Hotel were the overall results were confirmed and our World School Games winners were unveiled.

A huge well done to all students and staff for their efforts in Dubai – it was our immense pleasure to host you at the World School Games and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

For the very first time, the WSG Dubai show was produced and aired during the competition. You can view it below and click here for lots more video content on our Youtube channel.


SchoolOverall Points
JESS Jumeirah (UAE)280
JESS Ranches (UAE)260
Safa Community School (UAE)240
DIA Emirates Hills (UAE)210
Repton Al Barsha (UAE)200
St Catherine’s British School (Greece)150
DIA Barsha (UAE)110
Muna British Academy (UAE)80
Brookes Moscow (Russia)60
German International School (UAE)60


SchoolOverall Points
Safa Community School (UAE)280
Repton Al Barsha (UAE)260
DIA Emirates Hills (UAE)255
Campion (Greece)185
ACS Cobham (England)170
St Catherine’s British School (Greece)140
South View School (UAE)110
GEMS World Academy (UAE)90
German International School (UAE)90
St Catherine’s British School Blue (Greece)70


SchoolOverall Points
Safa Community School (UAE)200
ACS Cobham (England)180
DIA Emirates Hills (UAE)180
St Catherine’s British School (Greece)180
International School Kazan (Russia)70
Brookes Moscow (Russia)60
St George International School (Bulgaria)50


A special thank you to Gulf Youth Sport for taking some incredible pictures of today’s champions and tomorrow’s leaders.

You can relive your favourite moments of this year’s event by viewing and purchasing photos here.