Sport is a fundamental part of our school life at St Theresa’s; each pupil participates in regularly games, gymnastics and swimming lessons along with the opportunity to attend extra curricular clubs.
PE specialists from Non Stop Action deliver high quality games lessons inline with the national curriculum which develop each pupils physical, thinking and social skills. Pupils will also participate in gymnastics lessons, which will be lead by the class teacher and support by the PE specialists.
Pupils are given with the opportunity to attend a wide range of extra curricular activities that extends their learning. There are a range of clubs run by school staff and by external providers, more information can be found on the parents & carers page.
Competition is important at St Theresa’s and many of our clubs which run will feed into a BPSS competition. Pupils who attend these clubs will have to attend an initial trial to become members of the squad, those whom have been selected will then attend squad training with a view to be selected for competitions and school matches.
We also have Sports Leaders and a Sports Council who assist with the improvement and development of school sport.
St Theresa’s Wins The School Games Platinum Award!
We are very pleased to announce that St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School was one of only 104 schools in the country to receive the special School Games Platinum Award!
The Award is part of the School Games Mark, a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 and administered by national charity the Youth Sport Trust, which had close to 9,000 applicants this year. Its aim is to reward schools for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community.
The Platinum Award is the new fourth level of the award scheme, introduced earlier this year to celebrate schools who had shown consistently high-levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport. Applications are only open to those schools who achieved five successive gold awards.
To achieve the gold award a school must meet a certain set of criteria, which includes engaging a high percentage of young people in both curricular and extracurricular activities, participating in a minimum number of competitions across different sports, and reaching out to target groups including young leaders, volunteers, and those previously identified as the school’s least-active pupils.
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said: “We are pleased to introduce the new Platinum Award this year to give these exemplary schools the recognition which they deserve. We are extremely proud of all our award winners for the passion which they have shown towards the School Games and their dedication to providing opportunities for all young people to take part in competitive school sport.”
They’re approximately 20,000 primary schools across the country, so it really is an outstanding accomplishment to be one of 104 schools that were awarded the Platinum. Well done everyone!