Helsby Hillside Primary School earns Sainsbury School Games Gold Kitemark
Helsby Hillside Primary School has achieved the Sainsbury School Games Gold Kitemark - the first school in Cheshire to receive the national award for school sports provision.
The government-led awards scheme launched last year to reward schools for their dedication to developing competition.
The school achieved the gold standard in recognition of their involvement in inter-school, local and county competitions, as well as their strong links with local sports clubs.
Headteacher Craig Richardson said: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious national award and it is recognition for all that we do in sport in school.
“Our pupils get the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports, organised by Artie Senior the school sports co-ordinator, from cross country running and football to short-mat bowls.
“They really enjoy the challenge and competitive nature of playing sport with and against friends and other schools.
“Our hockey and tag rugby teams have qualified for the county finals already so it looks like we are set for another successful year of competition.”
Artie Senior, who works with all the primary schools in Helsby and Frodsham, said: “Helsby Hillside were the first school in Cheshire to be awarded the Sainsbury School Games Gold Kitemark and only 22 in the country have now been awarded it.
“It is a fitting tribute to all the hard work and support from headteacher Craig Richardson and PE co-ordinator Claire Fairhurst.”