Geelong prepares to welcome Victoria’s teachers

Victoria’s teachers will flock to Geelong next month for the 25th annual Victorian Teachers’ Games.

City of Greater Geelong Mayor Peter Murrihy:

Around 2000 education staff are expected to take part in the Games, which run from Sunday 18 to Wednesday 21 September 2022.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria’s teaching and support staff have gone to incredible lengths to help students keep learning.

It’s been a challenging time in the classroom, so this is a great opportunity to thank Victorian educators.

The Games give school staff the opportunity to connect with their peers, unwind after a challenging couple of years, and be inspired to make physical activity a part of their lives.

Participants can select from more than 140 sporting, wellness and social events across the four days including netball, lawn bowls, laser skirmish, dodgeball, archery, stand-up paddle boarding, an Amazing Race and more.

Teacher Maddy McDonald from Bellaire Primary School:

I’m looking forward to taking part in the lawn bowls and other social events.

The Games are a fun way to stay active and meet other teachers from across Victoria.

It’s a great way to unwind from work and have some fun with friends in such a beautiful part of the world.

Major Events Chair Councillor Ron Nelson;

Major events such as the Victorian Teachers’ Games provide flow on benefits for cafes, hotels, bars and clubs across Geelong.

The Games are a great way for teachers to kickstart their September school holidays, so please stick around and enjoy everything there is to see and do in Geelong and The Bellarine Peninsula.

The average teacher is expected to stay three nights for the Games which is a big boost for our local accommodation sector.

The Games began in Geelong in 1996 so it’s fitting that after a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Games are returning to the place where it all began.

Last-minute registration for the Games close on Friday 19 August.

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