We are delighted to announce that Northampton Academy has achieved the School Games Bronze 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 the school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active. We are delighted to have been recognised for our success in areas such as sports leadership, inter-school sports opportunities, targeted sporting opportunities, curriculum focus and extra-curricular enrichment provision.
We are extremely proud of our students 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 haven't 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 and in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sports as a school and give opportunities to those young people who need it most, either as participants, leaders, officials or volunteers.
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 go to Northampton Academy PE Department, Natalie Lawrence (School Games Organisor) and Northamptonshire Sport. We look forward to applying again in 2023!
PE teacher and Sports Leaders Co-ordinator Emily Carter-Morris said: "This a lovely award for the department to receive in honour of their consistently high standards and passion for creating sporting and physical activity opportunities for our students."