Gloucestershire ‘Active Schools’ Awards Celebrates Innovation in Schools’ Physical Activity Programmes

Gloucestershire ‘Active Schools’ Awards Celebrates Innovation in Schools’ Physical Activity Programmes

Gloucestershire ‘Active Schools’ Awards Celebrates Innovation in Schools’ Physical Activity Programmes

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Schools across Gloucestershire celebrated awards last night for encouraging and increasing physical activity in schools. The ten awards, organised by Active Gloucestershire, were presented by Thinus Delport, retired rugby professional, at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Active Gloucestershire, a county-based charity with the mission ‘everyone active in Gloucestershire every day’, runs a series of year round activity programmes, including the Gloucestershire School Games and The Daily Mile. It is run in partnership with Hartpury College and University Centre. Over 85% of all primary, secondary and special schools participated in the 2017/2018 competition. Awards ranged from ‘Young Leader of the Year’ to ‘The engagement of all young people in physical activity’.

Deborah Potts, CEO of Active Gloucestershire said “with a quarter of those over 16 in England1 being inactive, and obesity levels increasing2, this programme with schools is very important in establishing good behavior early on. The Active Schools Awards 2018 are run to acknowledge and highlight schools and individuals who are innovative in their approach, and invest more time and effort in encouraging activity.”

Kingsway Primary School, were joint winners of ‘Engagement of All Young People in Physical Activity Award’. Xxxx, position, did xxxxx. Quote “xxx”

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Leigh Fitzjames 07526-115-249 | leighfitzjames@activegloucestershire.org

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1 Sport England 2017

2 Public Health England, Health Survey

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Winners:

Level 2 Primary School Participation in the School Games - Cirencester Primary School

Level 2 Secondary School Participation in the School Games - Cheltenham Bourneside and Sixth Form Centre

The GHLL award for wellbeing - Berry Hill Primary School

Hartpury College Young Leader of the Year - Cerys Dolloway

The LOC Award for Young Volunteers/Leaders – Primary – Joint - Dylan Sullivan, Charlton Kings’ Infant School & Fleur Ogurchak-Wood, Avening Primary School & Kingsway Primary School

The LOC Award for Young Volunteers/Leaders – Secondary - Tom Summers, Newent Community School

Whole school improvement - The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great

Upskilling staff in teaching PE and sport - Steam Mills Primary School

The engagement of all young people in physical activity - Joint - Kingsway Primary School & Moat Primary Academy

The Level 3 Gloucestershire School Games Achievement Award - Stroud High School

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