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School Games Gold Award 2023/2024

We are delighted to announce that we, Emneth Academy, for the third consecutive year, achieved and have been awarded the School Games Gold Sports Mark Award for the 2023/2024 academic year.

The School Games Sports Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school 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.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year, to name a few, include:

*Holding a National Fitness Day for all of our children as well as a Comic Relief SkipAthon.

*Setting up and running active ‘Forest School’ sessions for the whole school all year.

*Holding a wheel themed Sports Week including a whole school Sports Day.

*Participating in a variety of SSP and Cluster events, including Active Kids Festivals, Dance Shows and Young Leaders and Game Changers courses.

*Offering a wider range of extra-curricular clubs.

* Hosting a whole school charity Colour Run.

We're 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.

A special thanks to all of our staff, pupils, parents, EMAT Trust, Norfolk PE and West Norfolk SSP for their continued support.

We look forward to applying once again in 2025!