We are delighted to announce that Ponteland High School has achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
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. 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 make many of 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 ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a vehicle to provide 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.
Head of PE, Mr Dunn, said “We are delighted to receive this recognition for our commitment towards PE, school sport and providing as many students as possible, regardless of their ability, the opportunities to participate in a range of activities inside and outside of school. This has been a team effort within our PE department with valuable support from other members of staff within the school.”
Well done everyone!