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Sir Donald Bailey Academy students, Newark, rewarded for getting sporty in initiative to get school active


By Rachel Armitage


Sporty students and staff have been rewarded for their efforts to get their school active.

Sir Donald Bailey Academy has been presented with the School Games Gold Award for their commitment and hard work encouraging their pupils to participate in sports.

The school, on Bailey Road, Newark, is the first school in Newark and Sherwood to have skipped past the criteria for the Bronze and Silver award and been awarded the Gold award straight away.

Pupils from Sir Donald Bailey school celebrate being awarded a School Games Gold Award. 171019TV2-3.School to contact Rachel regarding name provision (school only would provide first names).. (19564801)
Pupils from Sir Donald Bailey school celebrate being awarded a School Games Gold Award. 171019TV2-3.School to contact Rachel regarding name provision (school only would provide first names).. (19564801)

The award has come about thanks to PE co-ordinator Sarah Richardson, who was determined to engage all the pupils in sport, regardless of ability.

She said: “I set myself a target last year to get us on the scheme and to increase it year by year. So we looked at the criteria and what we needed to do, and when the invigilator came to see us and what we were doing, he said we qualified for the gold award straight away.

“This is great news for the school and in terms of all the work we’ve put in.”

Pupils from Sir Donald Bailey school celebrate being awarded a School Games Gold Award. 171019TV2-2.School to contact us regarding name provision.. (19564800)
Pupils from Sir Donald Bailey school celebrate being awarded a School Games Gold Award. 171019TV2-2.School to contact us regarding name provision.. (19564800)

To qualify for the Gold award, the school must have a high percentage of pupils taking part in extracurricular sporting activity and every pupil must take part in at least two hours of PE classes a week.

In addition, there must be targeted provision in place for the school’s least active children.



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