We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year, for the third year in a row.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our sporting achievements this year include:
Every year group, bar reception, competing in inter-school events as diverse as rugby, athletics, swimming, cyclocross, dodgeball, cricket & gymnastics.
All our KS2 children competing in house contests across the year, from Pok ta Pok to 'Tug of War'! Every child attempting to run their age in miles over Children In Need Week, for charity;
A KS2 'Fun Club' planned, prepared, run & recorded by our Young Leaders every week;
A School Games day for every child, held on the Quantocks, that included archery, frisbee golf & independent groups of KS2 children orienteering themselves over the hills.
A watersports & adventure club, run on Saturdays, up at Wimbleball Reservoir.
With so many of our young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Mr Wedderkopp, Mrs Tishaw & Mrs Jones stitch our sporting accomplishments together. Without them, we wouldn't have this award. A special thanks goes to our Young Leaders for embedding 'Fun Club' as a jewel in our schools' crown, and to Dave & Alison of SASP, who organise so many of the wonderful events that we attend. Finally, to all of our parents and carers who commit time, energy and patience to ferrying our children to and from events; especially those dedicated few who step up as named adults as pastoral support and specialist coaches. Thank you.