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Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark

Over this academic year, I’m sure your children have enjoyed participating and competing in various sports and small games, as well as learning within their two hours of PE per week. There is now a huge focus on PE and Sport in all schools, not just to encourage healthy active lifestyles, but also to develop the children’s social and emotional enjoyment, which has been shown to link to success within other areas of the curriculum.

This year, again, primary schools have received funding called Sport Premium, which is ring-fenced and can only be used to specifically develop Physical Education (PE), sport and physical activity in school. After an evaluation, schools have then been awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award or nothing at all within the Sainsbury’s School Games Quality Mark. 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. 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 again this year.

Following our recent application, Primrose Lane is very proud to announce that we achieved the Gold for the Sainsburys School Games Quality Mark, maintaining our award from the last two years, which is a fantastic achievement! We would like to congratulate all staff and children for their efforts and cooperation within PE and Sport and hope it continues to progress further. Congratulations have also been received from SSCos Jon Lynsky from Boston Spa High School and Julie Smyth from Wetherby High School, as well as Partnership Development Manager Shaun Mulhern.

If you have any questions or suggestions of ways of further developing the PE and Sport here at Primrose Lane, please come and see Mr Jackson (PE and Sport Coordinator).

Commando Fitness.
 
Commando Fitness is a lunchtime club that children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can take part. The aim of the club is to improve the overall fitness and stamina of those that participate, as well as to encourage team work. Those that take part learn that to improve fitness requires commitment and determination. The exercises are varied and include running, tyre runs, log carries, press-ups and sit-ups and many more.

There are new activities like stretcher racing and tug-of-war which builds team spirit.

All the recruits have realised that there is an added bonus to their participation, which is the chance to roll around in mud with adult permission! Scientists have proven that mud has youth sustaining properties, so any members of staff wishing to test the theory please feel free to come along and try it for yourselves!

Commando Fitness
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