ENERGETIC youngsters are jumping for joy now their South Tyneside school has picked up a top award.
St Bede’s RC Primary School in South Shields is celebrating after achieving a gold sports kitemark.
The accolade has been given by the National School Games Committee to the Claypath Lane school for its commitment to, and development of, PE, school sport clubs and competitions.
PE co-ordinator Brian McVittie said: “Everyone at St Bede’s should be proud of this award as everyone has played their part.
“The teachers get involved in whole school sports events like Sport Relief, the lunchtime staff support our active lunchtimes, and the parents support our teams at competitions.
“But most importantly it’s an award for our fantastic children who seek to get involved in sport as much as possible.”
The school’s willingness to continue to promote the Olympic legacy – which sees youngsters being awarded weekly certificates – was also praised by the committee.
Bryan Levey, school games organiser for South Tyneside, added: “St Bede’s is at the forefront of school sport and PE within South Tyneside.
“It participates in a wide range of sports and events throughout the course of the academic year with a great deal of success. This award is thoroughly deserved.”