GOLD for SMCS!
We are delighted to announce that we, Stoke Mandeville Combined School, have 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, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:
- Winning the Football League
- Netball Club
- Dance Club
- Attendance at Year 3 and 4 Football Skills days
- Competing in the Gymnastics competition
- Competing in the Swimming Gala at the Guttman
- Taking part in numerous fun sessions for sport across all year groups
- Competing in the Cricket Festivals for both Boys and Girls
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 made 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 try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give 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.
A special thanks to everyone who has participated and all the staff who have enabled this to happen! We look forward to applying once again in 2023!