School Games Mark: Silver Award

Burwell Primary School is very proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark: Silver award.

Physical Education is a prominent subject within Burwell Primary School. As a school, we work hard to promote all of the six values of school sport: determination, honesty, passion, respect, teamwork and self-belief.

Physical Education within our school enables children to:

  • develop confidence, enjoyment, creativity, skills an awareness of the need for a healthy, active lifestyle
  • have opportunities for participation, enjoyment and success irrespective of age, race or gender
  • develop fundamental movement skills, physical confidence and competence
  • develop evaluation skills, tactics and compositional ideas
  • develop communication and collaboration skills showing qualities of commitment, fairness and enthusiasm
  • have regard for instructions, rules, safe practice and for safety at all times
  • explore the role of competitive opportunities
  • develop positive attitudes to physical education

Such recognition has been highlighted with our school receiving the ‘School Games Mark’ Silver accolade.

The main aspects of Silver criteria:

- Provide all children with 2 hours of PE.

- Engage at least 35% in extracurricular activities.

- Participate in at least 6 inter (external) competitions.

- Promote School Games.

- Engage 10% of pupils in leading and managing events.

- Utilise sports coaches to support school sport.

- Have active links with other clubs.

The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.