We are delighted to announce that we, Ponteland Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD 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 schools' 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.
Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:
- Boys U11 Football - League Winners and PL National Finalists
- Girls U11 Football - PL Regional Qualifier Winners and Top 5 finish in our first league season.
- A record uptake in extra-curricular sports clubs
- Sports Leaders in Year 6
- Competitive opportunities in skipping, athletics, golf, swimming, team building. tennis, hockey, cricket, netball, judo and dance.
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 to:
Mr Drane, Newcastle United Foundation and all staff and children who've championed physical activity.
We look forward to applying once again in 2023!