Our school achieves national School Games award

The Olive School, Hackney has been awarded the School Games Sliver Mark in recognition of its commitment to the development of sports competition across the school and in the local community.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme funded by Sport England and facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust. The Mark is awarded retrospectively for schools’ sports provision during the last 12 months and evaluates schools against four criteria:

  • Participation – the number of pupils engaged in sporting activity.
  • Competition – the number of different sports being played and competitions entered.
  • Workforce – the number of pupils involved in leadership activities in addition to sports competitions.
  • Clubs – schools’ links with local sports clubs.

The award recognises the breadth of sporting activities and the multitude of achievements celebrated by pupils at The Olive School, Hackney during the last school year. The school’s sporting highlights span cricket, cycling, cross-country running, table tennis and athletics and even orienteering, with the school securing 2nd place in Hackney’s Orienteering League.

Pupils achieved a number of cycling honours, including 20 children gaining Level 2 Bike Ability and a further 40 taking part in ‘Biker’s Breakfast’ initiatives after cycling to school. Pupils also ran their way to success with Mustafa Snell and Maryam Khan both finishing in the top 35 in the boys and girls Hackney cross-country race against a strong field.

Caterina Park, Principal of The Olive School, Hackney said:We are delighted to have been recognised for our success across a wide range of games and sports activities, recognising our participation, involvement in local inter-school competitions, engaging our staff and the range of sports clubs offered to pupils. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. We are looking forward to a full programme of activities again over the school year ahead.”

Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 7th Oct 2019 | Posted In:

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