...a secure Christian environment in which consideration and respect for self and others, can be fostered..
We are delighted to announce that St Mary's CE Primary School have again achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.
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. With a large total of 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, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
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. Headteacher, Emma Grunnill said, "We prioritise sports and physical education at St Mary's, not only as it's important to develop and recognise young people's talents and skills and to develop their fitness but also because physical education is so closely linked to emotional and mental well-being. We have had a new Multi Use Games Area built this year which has opened up our sporting opportunities even further and the pupils love using it. I am very grateful to all the staff who give up their time to provide additonal opportunities for our children."
A special thanks to: our pupiils, Kate Stuckey PE Lead, Maisie Parker Sports TA and all the staff. We look forward to applying once again in 2024!