We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games PLATINUM Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active. In order to achieve the Platinum status a school must hold the Gold level for at least 4 consecutive years (due to covid we have held Gold for 6 years!) and so we are DELIGHTED to have been recognised for our success.
Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year 2021-2022 include: Large School Swimming Champions, Second Place in League One High 5 Netball, Second in the Large School Athletics Competition, Second Place in the Year 3 and 4 Cross Country Competition, we’ve ran over 40 clubs this Summer Term with the help of our Young Leaders, hosted Sporting Ambassador assemblies, invited specialist coaches to provide clubs such as Yoga, Badminton and Tag Rugby. We have also ran whole school events including the Santa Dash, Paralympic Values Event, Whole School Dance, Sports Day and not to forget the Infant House Cricket, Junior House Rounders and Junior Swim Championships and the list goes on!
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks goes to Terry Plumb, our local School Games Organiser, for all his support in the events throughout the year. And lastly, the biggest thanks has to go to all our Sports Committee children, both past and present, and to Mrs Banfield our PE Leader who have worked so hard to create fun, challenging and exciting sporting opportunities for our school.
We really could not have got Platinum without you! We’ve done it! Congratulations everyone! It really is a platinum year!