FIVE schools in Wrexham have been awarded a stamp of approval for their high standards in PE provision.
Brynteg CP School, Madras Voluntary Aided School, Penley, Gwersyllt Community Primary School, St Chad’s Church in Wales Primary School, Hanmer, and Barker’s Lane Community School, Wrexham, have all earned the ActiveMarc Cymru.
ActiveMarc Cymru is a new schools accreditation scheme designed to offer schools the chance to achieve recognition for commitment to developing high-quality PE and school sports and for promoting the benefits of activity.
The awards are open to primary and secondary schools, special schools and independent schools.
The stamp is awarded under a new partnership between the Sports Council for Wales and the Association for Physical Education.
The Sports Council’s Lottery-funded Dragon Sport scheme and the National Assembly for Wales’s 5x60 and PE & School Sport initiatives contribute to the awards.
Philip Carling, chairman of the Sports Council for Wales, said: “School sport should not be underestimated.
“As well as contributing to academic excellence and encouraging sports participation, it plays a pivotal role in achieving a healthier Wales.”
Cllr Bob Dutton, lead member for communities and performance, said: “School sports play a key role in keeping children fit and healthy. It is encouraging to see a number of local schools being awarded the ActiveMarc Award and shows our schools ongoing commitment to develop high quality PE and schools sport.”
For further information about the ActiveMarc Award, call Delyth Jones, PE and school sport co-ordinator, on 01978 317628.