For the last 4 years, we have been awarded the Gold school games award. This year we achieved our fifth successive gold award. This enabled us to apply for the platinum award status, and we are happy to say that we have been given the final award of PLATINUM, that will last for the next 2 years. The Platinum Award was launched as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision.
We were one of only a few schools in the North East Hertfordshire partnership to achieve this award.
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.
With all of our KS2 pupils 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.
Beth Williamson , School Games Organiser for North East Hertfordshire, said:
“I am very pleased that Studlands Rise have been awarded Platinum this year - the highest School games Sports Mark Award possible . This shows the hard work and dedication the school have put in over the years to ensure they are offering high quality PE and School Sport and giving all pupils the opportunities to be active as much as possible. This is a fantastic achievement and well deserved!"
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!