November 28, 2022

Broom Leys retains the School Games Platinum Award!

We are delighted to announce that Broom Leys Primary have retained the Platinum School Games Award, having held this since 2016/17 and being one of the first schools in the country to be awarded at this level. This is a fantastic achievement and a result of the hard work and dedication of our staff, who ensure our pupils enjoy a variety of sporting opportunities during their time at school.

The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of physical education and competition across their school and into the wider community. The programme is designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. 

At Broom Leys Primary, we value the importance of both physical health and mental health & wellbeing, as we know that healthy, happy children learn well. Competitive sport is an important focus of our active programme, as we believe that it encourages children to aim high while also developing character, resilience and teamwork skills. Participation in this scheme gives our school the chance to evaluate PE provision and assists us in developing an action plan for future progress. 

Broom Leys received this award having demonstrated excellence in the following key areas: 

· Participation – the number of young people in the school being engaged in sporting activity 

· Competition – the number of different sports played and number of competitions entered 

· Workforce – the number of pupils involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions 

· Clubs – the amount of local links the school has with clubs or establishments in the area. 

We use pupil voice to gauge what the children want and use that to structure our competition calendar based on the partnership competitions, tournaments and festivals. Our aim is that every child can find something they enjoy, are successful at, and are motivated to continue as part of a lifelong active lifestyle.

Last week Olympic runner Martin Rooney presented our award at the North West Leicestershire Sports Awards. We’re proud of all staff who worked to achieve this award, creating positive experiences for our pupils, and of course, proud of our pupils who take part in sporting activities at Broom Leys.