We achieved PLATINUM at School Games!!!!


1st June 2022

We are delighted to announce that we,Thirsk Community Primary School, have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include: Fencing, Ninga Warriors, Wheelchair basketball, Yoga, Boxing, Cheerleading, climbing wall, skateboarding, rugby, cricket, athletics, football, cross country, dance, netball, dodgeball, hockey and multiskills inluding virtual at home challenges for pentathlon, skipping, commonwealth Games championships, tri golf, Primary Ultimate Warrior and Titans and Just dance. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who havent previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to: Ms Trenholme for being our Amazing Sporting Ambassador and for organising events, trips and clubs galore and to our Titans for bringing Girl Power!! Also thanks to Mr Steel for being such a fab and supportive Sports Coach. We look forward to applying once again in 2023!