Worksop school scoops national award for sport
A Worksop primary school has been praised for its PE provision with a Gold Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust.
Norbridge Academy was commended for giving pupils “a wealth of opportunities” to engage in school sport and for “enabling children to lead active healthy lifestyles and developing a love of sport.”
The report from the Youth Sport Trust, a national children’s charity, also recognised that the school provides learning activities which help children to develop physically, socially, and cognitively.
It also praised the way staff work collaboratively to plan and deliver PE lessons, the expert knowledge of staff and the importance the school’s leadership team places on school sport.
During their time at Norbridge Academy, children take part in PE lessons delivered by a specialist sports coach, as well as weekly karate and gymnastics lessons delivered by specialist teachers.
Children in Key Stage Two take part in swimming lessons at a local sports centre.
The school also hosts holiday sport activities such as the Worksop Community Soccer Camp and its School Council runs a Healthy Tuck Shop during break times.
In her report, Katy Rogers said: “Pupils at Norbridge are given a wealth of opportunities through PESSPA to develop not just in the physical domain. PE lessons have cognitive and social outcomes alongside physical ones and assessment is completing using ‘Head, Heart and Hands’ to reflect the different elements.
“Extra-curricular sport provides pupils with many forms competition helping them to develop essential life skills.
“Pupils are encouraged to always push and challenge themselves, developing their resilience and many skills that will set them up for the next stage and life.”
George Huthart, Head Teacher at Norbridge Academy, said: “We are pleased to have achieved the Gold Award with the Youth Sport Trust and it is recognition for the hard work and dedication of staff at the school.
“Sport has a great physical benefit but is also important for mental health and wellbeing.
“The last 12 months have been a challenging period but we are committed to providing exciting opportunities to all children at the school and sport is an important part of that.”