SCHOOL GAMES AWARDS
We are delighted to have heard that once again, Prince Henry’s has been recognised with the School Games Award for its work in engaging our students in a wide range of sports, both within the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities. The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 and administered by national charity the Youth Sport Trust. Its aim is to reward schools for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community. Prince Henry’s is proud to be one of only a few schools nationally to have held this accreditation since its inception and is a proud holder of its highest award – Platinum.
This year, due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards have been slightly different, and we have received recognition in two areas: the School Games award recognises the school’s work in promoting sporting activity during the first two terms of this academic year. A second award – School Games Virtual – is especially prestigious, as it recognises the work undertaken by the PE Department to continue promoting sporting activity through our remote learning programme despite the challenges presented by lockdown.
Congratulations and thanks to Mr Bridgens and his team in the PE Department for all their efforts, including Mrs Thorner and Mrs Pearce, who co-ordinated this year’s scheme.
9th July 2020