Four years of sporting gold for Dersingham pupils

Four years of sporting gold for Dersingham pupils
The sports council responsible for organising sporting provisions are pictured with their award

Dersingham V A Primary School have a lot to celebrate this year as they secure their fourth consecutive year with a gold sport award.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

Each school is judged on the amount of young people engaging in sporting activity, how many different sports are being played and how many competitions entered, the number of pupils involved in leadership activities and how many links a school has with local clubs.

The children at Dersingham school meet monthly for ‘sports council’ meetings where they chat all things sport and how to look after sports equipment; they have an agenda, minutes and a different pupil is a chairperson for each meeting.

They compete on a three-tier level: they compete within the school, then against local schools and then county level.

They have played competitively played sports such as hockey, swimming, basketball, javelin, cross country, basketball, cricket and gymnastics.

Teacher Sue Picton said: “The idea is to get as many children participating as possible and it’s the sports council who decides what sort of sports we do in school.”

Last year they celebrated Sport Relief with a sponsored event and next year the Year 6s are organising an Olympics themed event for key stage 1 pupils from schools within the Smithdon High School cluster.

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