School Games Platinum Award
Helsby Hillside reaccredited prestigious national school sport accolade
Helsby Hillside has been awarded the prestigious School Games Platinum Award for participation and contribution to sport in 2022 for the second time!
The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme which was first 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. Every year, schools can apply to be considered for bronze/silver/gold award marks from the Independent School Games Authority. The School Games adjudicators, judge each school against stringent criteria, in the areas of sports: participation, competition, staff and clubs, before determining the suitable award level.
We are proud to have consecutively maintained the highest level, the Platinum Mark Award! The Platinum Mark is only awarded to a handful of schools nationwide who have shown consistent dedication to sport and activity in their region.
We at Helsby Hillside are delighted to have been recognised for our continued participation in sport and are immensely proud of all our pupils. This could not have been achieved without the support of parents/volunteers and the continued efforts of our sports staff, led by Mrs Moore.
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For more information about the School Games please contact Glen Harrington, School Games Communications Officer, at email@example.com or on 07901 005616.
About the Youth Sport Trust:
The Youth Sport Trust is a charity on a mission to build a brighter future for young people through PE and school sport. We believe that every child has the right to be physically active through high quality PE and school sport, with a huge body of evidence showing it has the power to improve young people’s health, wellbeing and potential in life. Through more than 20 years of expertise and partnerships with schools we’ve developed unique solutions to maximise the power of sport to grow young people, improve their wellbeing and enhance their life chances. For more information please visit www.youthsporttrust.org.
About the School Games:
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, involves funded School Games Organisers (SGOs) at a local level and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) at a county level working alongside us to create an annual calendar of competition. The School Games comprises both intra and inter-school competitions as well as an annual National Finals event. Through these competitions we strive to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. For more information please visit www.yourschoolgames.com.