The Mendip School go from a Bronze to a Silver School Games Award
We are delighted to announce that we, The Mendip School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 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 into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Some of sporting achievements this year include:
A new Inclusive Playground and app to encourage daily physical activity,
Specialist group coaching sessions in Table Cricket, Fishing and Golf
Whole School Activity Days in Tightrope Walking, Roller Skating and Running
Primary Caving Days
Lunchtime and After School Sports Clubs
Staff training in Primary PE, Swimming and Cricket 16
Competitive Intra and Inter School Opportunities for all age groups across a range of sports
Links with five local clubs and external providers
Sports Leadership opportunities for students
Whole School Family Fun Day
With a total of 43 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
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.
A special thanks to: Jake Godfrey and Green Class for writing sports blogs for The School Games website over the last year
We look forward to applying again in 2019.