Spalding Academy win award for keeping our students active

Spalding Academy win award for keeping our students active

The power of physical activity and sport in school has given opportunities for our students to develop as a participant, leader, official or volunteer as well as being enjoyable and improving well-being.

The amazing work that our school has done with their impressive sports curriculum, an investment in first class sports facilities, providing inclusive opportunities to compete in teams and clubs, extra-curricular activities after-school and at lunchtimes as well as running initiatives such as the Sport Leaders programme has been officially recognised.

We are therefore proud to announce that Spalding Academy has achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme, 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.

As as school, we are extremely proud of the students at Spalding Academy for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials. We have used the School Games to engage with our students who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and ensure that all students have opportunities try out new activities in the community too.

Mrs Jemma Curson, Head of School said “What a fantastic achievement for our students, at Spalding Academy. To have our sports team and curriculum recognised by a National Award is truly amazing. I would like to thank our dedicated students and sports staff for their hard work and determination to continue achieving highly in sports and physical education here at Spalding Academy. This represents our school’s ethos of Aspire, Challenge and Achieve”

Michael Duggan, Head of PE at Spalding Academy said “Spalding Academy have always provided a wide range of opportunities for its students to take part in physical activity and sport. Over the past year, driven by our three P’s of PE (Participation, Progress and Pathways) and the investment from the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust in the AstroTurf and new PE changing rooms, we have had more students then ever attending both lunchtime and after-school clubs. We now provide more sports and activities on our extra-curricular programme than ever before and this has culminated in more students representing the school. This has also included setting up and running for the first time the Sports Leaders Level 2 course, which has allowed young leaders to develop their leadership skills and apply these at local primary school events.”

“We are extremely proud of our students dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport. A big thank you must go to all the staff both in the PE Department and around the school, that work tirelessly all year to make these opportunities for the students possible. It is amazing for them to be formally and officially recognised for this. The aim now is not to rest on our laurels and build towards achieving silver and gold awards”

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