Primary school strikes GOLD in sports awards
A Cambuslang school has been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.
St Cadoc’s Primary School has achieved a gold in the The School Sport Award. This is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities. Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride was also honoured.
They also encourage the sporting links between schools and the communities around them.
There are currently 82 Gold, 181 Silver and 65 Bronze Schools across Scotland.
Ann Marie McConnell, Head Teacher at St Cadoc’s Primary School said: “We are delighted that St Cadoc’s Primary School has achieved a Gold Sportscotland award. We are the first primary school in South Lanarkshire to achieve the Gold sports award and we are very proud of all the pupils, staff and sporting community who have worked hard to embed physical education and health and wellbeing at the heart of our school ethos.”
To achieve a bronze or silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self assess their current practice. However, to gain gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.
Throughout the assessment process schools are encouraged to reflect on current practice and focus on continual improvement. Support and guidance is available to schools to help improve the quality and quantity of physical education, physical activity, and sport opportunities available to children and young people.
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland said: “I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils for putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of the school. They should be proud of this fantastic achievement.”