South Shields school is a winner at sport

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS ... pictured with acting deputy headteacher Billy Bell are, from left, Declan McCaffery, Josh Reed, Josh Lane and Cobi Curtis.
SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS ... pictured with acting deputy headteacher Billy Bell are, from left, Declan McCaffery, Josh Reed, Josh Lane and Cobi Curtis.

A SOUTH Tyneside school is showing it stands a sporting chance after being awarded for its commitment to PE.

Park View School, in South Shields, is to become a Youth Sport Trust Silver Partner School.

We are absolutely thrilled to become a Youth Sport Trust Partner School.

Billy Bell, Park View School acting deputy head

The accolade means that the Temple Park Road school is delivering high-quality school sport and improving the PE experience for every young person.

It means they are also using sport to raise achievement levels across the school.

As a partner, Park View School, which caters for pupils aged 11 to 16, with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, will receive additional training and development opportunities and can become involved in national education and sport initiatives.

Acting deputy headteacher, Billy Bell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to become a Youth Sport Trust Partner School, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences for young people through PE and school sport.

“There are a whole range of educational, health and well-being benefits from delivering high-quality PE and school sport and we see on a regular basis that when sport is delivered well it can transform the lives of a whole range of pupils.”

Annette Montague, education director at the Youth Sport Trust, said: “Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools share our belief that sport changes lives and understand how it can be used across the curriculum to improve attainment.

“PE and school sport can be a catalyst for young people to live healthy, active lives and we are delighted to be working with schools across the country to support them develop this provision.

“We have an increasing number of schools applying for our partner school status, which is a testament to the ongoing commitment that schools have in making a difference for young people and creating a world-class system for PE and sport.”

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