School Sport Awards
School Games Silver Mark Award
We are delighted to announce that we, St. Mary's Catholic Primary, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 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 many children from St. Mary’s 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.
Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark
As well as the School Games Silver Mark Award, we, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, have been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport at its school. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that builds a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.
The Quality Mark is a review tool, which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for the quality of its PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for its development.
Alison Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“Congratulations to St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School for achieving the Youth Sport Trust SILVER Quality Mark. Schools, which achieve the Quality Mark, share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.
“PE and school sport helps young people to live healthy and active lives and through it, helps them achieve their personal best in school and life. We are delighted to be working with thousands of schools across the country that recognise the competitive advantage this gives to their pupils. So again, congratulations and long may your enthusiasm and dedication to PE, sport and the health of future generations continue.”