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Jul 30 2012

Vaughan School Achieves Gold School Games Kitemark

Vaughan Primary school has gone for gold by becoming the first and only primary school in Harrow to be awarded a prestigious award for its excellence in sport.

The Gold School Games Kitemark was awarded to the school to celebrate the amazing sporting opportunities and extra-curricular activities provided to its pupils. To achieve the award, schools must be able to provide clear evidence of getting less active young people to take part in regular sporting activity, and they must ensure that all their pupils are taking part in at least two hours of physical education during school each week.

The school has made a big effort to champion sport in the Olympic year, particularly for inclusion in sports for the disabled and making Paralympic sport part of their curriculum. They were even visited by David Beckham earlier on in the year.

The school received the kitemark at a special assembly on 16th July in which an Olympic Torch was also brought into the school and shown to the children by former pupil Derek Beard, Senior Manager for Business Development at Lloyd TSB.

Andrew Griffin, head teacher of Vaughan Primary School, said: “This is a wonderful award and all credit goes to all the children who participated in Vaughan sporting clubs and competitions on a regular basis. This is a fantastic honour and I would like to thank all the staff, volunteers and coaches who helped run activities for the children.”

Councillor Brian Gate, Portfolio Holder for Schools, Children and Families, said: “Vaughan School is a fantastic example of how schools can inspire children to be more active. It’s just another example from our schools of an opportunity to engage in the Olympic ideal, and for our young people to learn from the examples set by our Olympic athletes – that putting in hard work and training can enable them to achieve high academic and sporting excellence.”

Source: Harrow Council

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