Jumping FOUR Joy After Another Gold Award!


May 2023

12th May 2023

Staff and pupils at Hanbury C of E First School are celebrating their fourth consecutive Gold School Games Mark.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

It ensures that a diverse and engaging range of sports are offered to all classes in addition to a host of extra curricular clubs to join.

Reception class have recently learned how to ride a bike and topic-themed dance classes have been delivered to all 4 other years alongside multi-skills coaching and hi-tempo dance fitness sessions that are firm favourites on the timetable!

The choice of after-school clubs include Irish Dancing, yoga and martial arts fitness.

The Gold standard also recognises the opportunities that are offered to learn and compete alongside other schools in the area.

Year 1 recently enjoyed a morning of cricket coaching at Bromsgrove Boars CC, whilst Year 4 returned victorious from a fun football tournament at Aston Fields Middle School last term.  After working with a specialist coach, Year 2 represented Hanbury at a local dance festival, performing a Great Fire of London-themed routine at South Bromsgrove High.

“We’re really proud of our quartet of Gold awards,” said PE Coordinator, Charlie Moseley-Downton.  “However, we’re incredibly excited that having reached this point, we can now start our application for the Platinum Mark.

“The consistent programme of opportunities along with the specialist coaches we are able to invite to deliver lessons, means that physical activity plays a major part of what makes our school so special.

“PE lessons have certainly evolved over the years!” she added.  “I’m glad we can show our children that there are lots of ways they can enjoy physical activity and delighted that all our efforts have been recognised.”