The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme, launched in 2012, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Children are given the opportunity to participate in the local Schools Sports Partnership competitions. On a regular basis school fixtures are arranged in many sports which enables the children to be proud to represent their school. We also organise in-house team Sports Day where the children from each team colour compete against one another.
Sport at Highfields
Congratulations to our new Sports Ambassadors - Rosie Smithson, Zachary Golding, Erin Young and Arthur Meyer. They have today recieved their hoodies and have worn them with pride. Over the next few weeks they will be trained to work with our younger children encouraging them to be more active during break and lunchtime play by leading games and activities. They will attend the high school in November for their first sporting event with some of the Year 2 children.
Sports Ambassadors roles and responsibilities.
- Listening to what other students want to do.
- Organising and planning different types of events that will appeal to a range of young people.
- Helping to run competitions and school sports clubs.
- Helping to organising sports events, such as Town Sports, Sports Days and celebration events and competitions.
- Leading sporting activities in playground at lunch times.
- Starting warm-ups.
- To increase sporting participation
Why do we have Sports Ambassadors?
It allows children to have a role in PE and sport and can help them to:
- Develop leadership skills
- Act as role models for other pupils
- Provide insights to help steer PE & school sport
- Encourage and enthuse others in being more active at lunchtime