Shields school gets gold award for PE excellence

GOOD SPORTS ... Richard Cheetham with pupils at Hadrian Primary School.
GOOD SPORTS ... Richard Cheetham with pupils at Hadrian Primary School.

A SUPERMARKET giant has rewarded a school for giving its pupils a sporting chance.

And it’s success at the double for Hadrian Primary School, in Baring Street, South Shields, which has achieved Sainsbury’s School Games Kite mark gold award for the second year in a row.

The school has received a certificate and plaque for the award, which is recognised by Ofsted as a standard of good practice.

To attain the honour, pupils had to engage in at least two hours of physical education each week as well as attending as many after school clubs as possible.

Helping with the delivery of PE throughout the week was a special group of Year 5 children who were trained as “sports ambassadors” to lead smaller groups of younger children to make sure they were active at playtimes and lunchtimes.

Specialist coaches also came into school to help teach children sports skills such as football, basketball, rugby, tennis and street dance.

Richard Cheetham, PE co-ordinator, said: “At Hadrian we believe that the more active a child is, the more attentive they are in class, so we will continue to ensure that all children are active and build upon our success of the past two years.

“We want to continue the high standards we have set ourselves to ensure that every child who comes to our school has the opportunity to try many different sports, have fun and learn about staying healthy.

“I am very proud of all the children and staff at the school who have put in a tremendous effort to ensure that we achieve such awards.”