Little Paxton win GOLD in the School Games!

Written by Mr Pool

Did you know Mr Pool has run a marathon? He also supports Cambridge United and is a keen fantasy football manager. Mr Pool is the Sports Lead at Little Paxton.


We are delighted to announce that we, Little Paxton Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2023/24 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include: 
 – We have had more children than ever before competing in school sport events.
(35 competitive events 2023/24 – 18 in 2022/23)
– Introduced more whole school exercise events like the Santa Dash and cross country competitions
– We attended more SEND sports events than ever before.
-SEND County Ten Pin Bowling champions
– Silver medal in the SEND Penathlon event.
– Our Year 5/6 girls football team finished 2nd in the Henson Cup
– Our Year 5/6 boys football team reached quarter finals of the Dickenson Cup
– Our Year 4 boys football team finished 2nd in the indoor futsal event.
 – Our Year 3/4 girls won the St Neots Football Festival
– Year 5/6 children have competed in more intra-school competitions (Cross Country, Rounders and Athletics events)
– More extra-curricular sport offered than ever before: Boys/ Girls Football, KS1 Football, Flag Football, Dance, Multi Sports, Cricket.
– Some Year 5 children successfully completed Sports Leader training with Chance to Shine.
– Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 completed the Chance to Shine cricket programme.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to the Hunts School Sports Partnership, Primary Sports Starts, Chance to Shine Cricket and Miss Charlotte our school dance coach for helping us achieve this award.
We look forward to applying once again in 2025!

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