Awards and Achievements
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We are working on the following whole school projects this year, want to get involved? Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Games Mark Award
We are delighted to announce that we, Checkendon Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold 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.
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 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 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.
Action for Happiness
Happiness is about our lives as a whole: it includes the fluctuating feelings we experience every day but also our overall satisfaction with life. It is influenced by our genes, upbringing and external circumstances. But crucially it is also influenced by our choices - our attitudes, our values and our sense of purpose. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved in activities from the Action for Happiness Toolkit.
Kind School Award
Kindness UK is a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of making kindness a greater part of everyone’s daily lives and increasing awareness of the positive benefits of kindness to health and the overall wellbeing of society. It believes that every day should be filled with kindness. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved in activities promoting kindness.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 67 countries. Eco-Schools improves pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved. If you would like to support school improvement in this aspect, and help us to work towards an Eco-schools Award, please contact the School Office.
As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award provides schools with access to networks of leading cultural organisations that will enable them to use the arts to engage and develop happy, self-expressed and confident young people and inspire teachers. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved. If you would like to support school improvement in this aspect, and help us to work towards an Artsmark Award, please contact our School Office.
Global Neighbours Award
The scheme aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to act against inequality. The activities aim to provide real-life contexts for learning and opportunities for pupils to explore topical issues, and develop skills that prepare pupils for living well with their fellow human beings. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved. If you would like to support school improvement in this aspect, and help us to work towards a Global Neighbours Award, please contact our School Office.
Rights Respecting School Award
In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and adults and children work towards this goal together. Bespoke resources help teachers to talk to children of all ages about the big issues facing the world today, from the refugee crisis to climate change. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved. If you would like to support school improvement in this aspect, and help us to work towards a Rights Respecting School Award, please contact our School Office.