Kingfisher Primary School is celebrating after being recognised for its commitment to competitive and extra-curricular sport by achieving the prestigious GOLD Sainsbury’s School Games Mark award.
The Sainsbury’s School Games, which is supported by the National Lottery funding from Sport England, and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, provide a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country by encouraging them to take part in competitive school sport.
The Games are made up of four levels of activity; competition in schools, between school, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented school age athletes.
To recognise good practice Kingfisher applied for the Mark to celebrate the achievement, where the School’s Home School Support Worker Mrs Alison Brightman completed the application. She has supported pupils to take part in a range of sporting opportunities including badminton, golf, table tennis, rugby, hockey and cross country.
Mrs Brightman said: “This gold award means a lot to Kingfisher as for the last two years we achieved the silver award. This year with the help of our staff commitment promoting our ‘Wide Horizons’ motto all have delivered a free after-school club, which has introduced involvement in competitive sport and new sports for our children”.
The School managed by the Griffin Schools Trust promotes the values of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement. The event celebrated the Wide Horizons element where our talented athletes performed in a special sporting assembly. We were delighted to welcome Chief Superintendent Futers who presented the award to our school. Congratulations to all at Kingfisher.