Cambourne Village College named Deloitte school of the year at the Cambridge United Community Trust Sport in the Community Awards
Opening access to sport for all is one of the main focuses at Cambourne Village College, an aspect that helped see them named school of the year.
Participation is the target, with a range of activities available in not just school teams but also at lunchtime and after-school clubs.
Showing students that sport can be fun is a key message from staff, and it was emphasised by PE teachers Hannah Curtis and Lindsey Gassner as they collected the award.
Lindsey described the recognition as “unbelievable because it’s so unexpected”, while Hannah said: “It’s amazing. It’s our job, we work for the kids.
“I didn’t realise we had got shortlisted and reading what was said was just so lovely to know that parents and students do appreciate everything that we’re doing.
“There are two aspects. The students who love sport and you can just go with them, direct them and really push them and help them go down the leadership and coaching aspect.
“Then you’ve got the students who don’t like sport, who might have had a bad experience at primary school, their parents might be anti-sport but to try to change their mind and try to encourage them to be more physically active, be healthier, have fun and enjoy it is great."
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