KINGSLAND CE Primary School is delighted to announce that they have achieved the School Games Platinum Award for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic years.

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.

With all of the Kingsland primary Key Stage 2 children competing in local inter-school competitions this year, they are extremely proud of their pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made competitions possible.

As part of their application, they were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and they are pleased that the hard work of everyone has been rewarded this year.

Kingsland is the first school in North Herefordshire to be given this prestigious accolade, and is one of only two primary schools in the county to receive the Platinum Award.

Headteacher, Stewart Debenham, said, “Receiving the School Games Platinum Award is a fantastic endorsement of the school’s hard work over many years with developing PE and Sport provision across the school. We are delighted that the dedication of the children and staff has been recognised and celebrated. Particular thanks must go to Mr Steve Powell, our PE and Sport Leader.”

Schools are required to have achieved five successful Gold Award applications before they are eligible to apply for the Platinum Award. This shows the high levels of sustainability of sport and PE provision at Kingsland CE Primary School.