Primary school scoops top sports award

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Staff at Brunshaw Primary School are celebrating after they were awarded the prestigious Gold Sainsbury’s School Games Mark award.

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a government-led awards scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and in the community.

The games are made up of four levels of activity — competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented school age athletes.

Local Sainsbury’s School Games Organiser Helen Tyson, said: “The staff and pupils at Brunshaw have worked incredibly hard to achieve the gold school games mark, which is the highest level that a school can achieve and not many schools across the country manage to reach this outstanding level.

“The school have a thorough commitment to improving school sport provision for their children.

“Over the forthcoming year I am certain the school will maintain this standard and offer many more sporting opportunities.”

Over the last year Brunshaw has taken part in a range of competitive sporting opportunities, including football, golf, rugby, swimming, netball, and many more.

Mr Kevin Kay, PE co-ordinator at Brunshaw Primary School, said: “If it wasn’t for the willing staff and the excellent attitude of the children we could not have achieved this award.

“As a school we are very proud to receive the gold award.”