We are excited to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. 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 in the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our participation in local inter-school competitions has increased year on year from 14 events in 2016/17 up to 36 events this year giving the opportunity for many more children to compete.
We are so proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including our Year 5 Sports Council whose roles include leading playtime sports clubs, organising sporting events and intra-house competitions, reporting on matches and tournaments for the school newsletter and taking responsibility for the selecting, purchasing and upkeep of playground equipment.
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 this year.
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
Godinton Cross Country 2019 – Year 6 Boys team Winners
Godinton Cross Country 2019 - Year 4 Girls Individual Winner
Orienteering Tournament Ashford 2019 – Team Winners
Tag Rugby Tournament (Lady Joanna School, Wye) 2019 – 2nd Place
ADPSSA Ashford and District Athletics Tournament 2019 – Small School Winners
ADPSSA Netball Small Schools Tournament Ashford 2019 – 2nd Place
Rounders Tournament Ashford Prep School Year 5/6 2019 – Winners
National Primary Cross Country Finals Leicestershire 2019 – 2 Qualified
Spring Grove Cross Country 2018 – Year 5 Boys team Winners
Godinton House Cross Country 2018 – Year 5 Boys team Winners
Godinton House Cross Country 2018 – Year 6 Girls team Winners
ADPSSA Ashford and District Athletics Tournament 2018 – Small School Winners
Wingham Football Tournament 2018 – 2nd place
Mini Tennis Tournament, Ashford. Year 3/4 – 2nd place
Small Schools Football Tournament 2018 – Winners
Rapid Fire Cricket Tournament Ashford 2018 – 3rd Place
In addition to weekly PE lessons and swimming lessons for children in Key Stage 2, we also run Level 1 Intra-School Competition including House Dodgeball, Tag Rugby, Handball and Football tournaments, Cross-Country, Hockey and Sports Day.
Our children get the opportunity to compete with other schools in the many Level 2 Inter-School Competitions. We attended 36 such events in 2018/19 with lots of great results as listed above, and look forward to many more events this year.
We have also embraced the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative which involves children going for a brisk walk or jog around a set route in the village. The benefits of this initiative are widespread including increased physical activity, improved mental wellbeing and higher concentration levels when back in the classroom. Each class has a ‘Daily Mile Champion’ whose responsibility it is to record daily miles and encourage class activity. Classes compete to see how many ‘Daily Miles’ they can do in a term and the winning class receives a small treat!
Look out in forthcoming newsletters for information about events and clubs that they are planning and running!
We would love more photo’s of your children’s sporting achievements outside school for the achievers board. Please ensure children have named, jogging bottoms and spare socks for PE.
Our amazing Sports Council have decided to give out a weekly certificate for children attending the Year One Sports Club which takes place every Thursday and Friday playtime. The certificates are given out in Fridays Celebration Assembly and are awarded for skill, sportsmanship, kindness to others and listening skills.
You should be very proud if your child brings home a small green certificate on a Friday!
The club is running again this term 8-8:30am (parents must stay or arrange for their child to be taken to school by another parent).