Wavendon Gate Wins School Games Bronze Mark
We are delighted to announce that we, Wavendon Gate School, have achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Participating in this process allows us to evaluate our P.E. provision and assists us in developing an action plan for future progress.
Our sporting achievements this year include:-
Milton Keynes School Sports Partnership Year 5&6 Basketball winners.
Runners Up in the Year 5&6 Basketball County Games Finals.
Year 5&6 Girls Football County Game finalists.
Introduction of the Golden Mile across the whole school.
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
Thanks to all school staff and our supportive governors for their help in making this possible.
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
Play Leader Award - Ruby Year 6
Ruby in Year 6 was rewarded for all her hard work as a Play leader with an award on Friday evening. This was presented at the Milton Keynes Sports Partnership celebration evening at Kents Hill Park School.
Ruby has been an amazing play leader, giving up a lot of her time helping other children to enjoy their lunchtimes.
Well done Ruby!
The school has an excellent reputation for sport and physical education. All pupils participate in a minimum of 2 hours high quality PE each week, and in addition have access to a comprehensive programme of lunchtime and after school clubs. We aim to both maximise participation and develop excellence. Children can participate both for enjoyment and competition. The school has been highly successful in a broad range of sports events and tournaments at local and county level.
We were very proud to receive the award for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes ”Sports School of the Year”. The award was in recognition of the number and quality of sports opportunities, clubs and community links at Wavendon Gate. Around 60 of our pupils are involved in these and many students help to run them.
Recent improvements to the grounds have further enhanced facilities for sports and active play.
Children can now enjoy a challenging Trim Trail, playground equipment and sports court, before resting under the new sun shading.
We have launched the Golden Mile for the summer term in partnership with Premier Sports.
The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health and physical activity initiative accessible to all age groups regardless of ability.
Every pupil can get involved by walking, jogging or running around their Golden Mile track within the safety of the school grounds.
The Golden Mile is all about encouraging everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to inspire and encourage the school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, raising money and school competition.