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Platinum prize of the School Games Award for Linton Heights Junior, Swavesey Primary, Haslingfield Primary and Harston & Newton Primary Schools and Swavesey Village College




Winners of the South Cambs SSP platinum awards at Swavesey Village College. Picture: Claire McDonnell (23123839)
Winners of the South Cambs SSP platinum awards at Swavesey Village College. Picture: Claire McDonnell (23123839)

Linton Heights Junior, Swavesey Primary, Haslingfield Primary and Harston & Newton Primary Schools and Swavesey Village College have earned the School Games Platinum Award.

The recognition is given for the development of physical education, school sport and competition across their school and into the community.

The platinum award celebrates maintaining consistently high standards with school sport provision and Linton, Haslingfield and both Swavesey schools had all held gold standard over the past five years. Harston & Newton kept the platinum award they have had for the previous two years.

“We are extremely proud of all our award winners for the passion which they have shown towards the School Games and their dedication to providing opportunities for all young people to take part in physical activity and school sport,” said South Cambs SSP manager Claire McDonnell.

“It’s great to see local schools being recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to provide the very best opportunities for their pupils

“With over 5,000 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our schools for their dedication to all aspects of school sport and we would like to thank all of the young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

“It is our platinum award-winning schools that are really leading the way.”

There were 34 South Cambs schools that secured a School Games Award for 2019.

Monkfield Park, Castle Camps and Pathfinder School were awarded a School Games mark for the first time.

Milton, Cottenham and Willingham Primary Schools achieved silver for the first time, an accolade earned by 12 schools in total.

University of Cambridge Primary and Meridian won gold for the first time, an honour secured by 11 schools in total.

Swavesey Village College achieved their platinum award by proving their sporting success at district, county and national levels, while their Leadership Academy was celebrated for leading the way in the region,

The variety of sports on offer at the college has also grown, and features a wide range of activities that also includes archery tag, rock climbing and relaxation sessions.

Jim Stavrou, headteacher at Swavesey Village College, said: “At Swavesey, we deliver, promote and inspire high quality educational provision in our school, and we are delighted to have been officially recognised for this by School Games Mark.

“We are extremely proud of our pupils and colleagues for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. We look forward to applying once again in 2020.”


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