MORE than 160 pupils will be competing this week to launch this year's South Yorkshire School Games.

It will be held at Saint Pius X Catholic School in Wath-upon-Dearne on Thursday, January 31, from 4pm.

It is one of two stand-alone events organised for the 2013 South Yorkshire School Games, in addition to the multi-sport winter and summer finals.

Helen Marney, director of operations for South Yorkshire Sport, said: “This year we have changed the format to include two standalone events – trampolining and orienteering.“

''The trampolining qualifying events have been fantastic so we are really looking forward to seeing the pupils in action again for the finals at Saint Pius X Catholic School.”

The South Yorkshire School Games 2013 will see thousands of primary and secondary school children from across the region compete in 15 sports, including seven disability sports.