Gold Award - Yes we did it!
As a school we earned the Gold School Games Award. Huge thank you to all the staff and pupils, but particularly Miss McGivern our PE lead and Miss Leigh our resident sports coach, who have encouraged us towards achieving the stringent criteria. Our children continue to be a credit to our school and it is always a joy to celebrate such broad talent in many areas. We participated in many inter school and intra-school activities. The football matches (both girls and boys), netball fixtures and practices are due to the great efforts of our parental support. Thank you Team St Margaret's.
The press release from SGM...
We are delighted to announce that we, St Margaret's CE Primary School, have achieved the School Games INSERT LEVEL 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, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
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.