Crestwood have achieved the 'School Games Platinum Award!'
We are delighted to announce that we, Crestwood School, have achieved the School Games Platinum Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
- Pictured selected Olympian students from every year group. This year is the first time we have had Olympians in every year group! What an amazing achievement for the school and PE department.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. The School Games comprises of both Intra and Inter-school competitions leading to a School Games County Provision/Offer as well as a biennial National Finals event. The mission of the games is to put physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. The School Games will continue to make a clear and meaningful difference to the lives of even more children and young people.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, 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, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
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.