We had a lovely morning in school this morning, celebrating our sportscotland Gold School Sports Award. We started off with a Hit Workout in the playground then had a special assembly organised by Mrs Elliot, our PE teacher, celebrating all the successes and enthusiasm our former and current pupils have in their chosen sports. Throughout the day it was just wonderful to see the wide rage of sports our pupils are involved in!
The sportscotland School Sport Award is a national, Lottery funded initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education (PE) and school sport opportunities.
The sportscotland School Sport Award:
- Encourages schools to self-reflect and continuously improve
- Puts young people at the forefront of the decision making and planning of PE and sport in
- Helps schools to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in PE & school
- Helps schools to put PE & school sport at the heart of their planning, practice and ethos
- Recognises and celebrates successful PE & school sport models
Currie Primary School have been awarded the sportscotland Gold School Sport Award for their commitment to sport and physical activity. At our school assembly this morning, the school’s Sports Committee, were presented the Gold Award, by Michelle Bone, Partnership Manager at sportscotland. The school have been recognised for providing a wide range of opportunities, through PE, school sporting events and competitions, as well as school sports teams and clubs. As a school, we are grateful to the support we get from Active Schools, our PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and all our volunteer coaches.
Over the years, the school have worked to develop local partnerships and children are actively encouraged to take part in a range of sports. The school understands the important role that sport plays in both the children’s physical and mental health and is proud to recognise the wider achievements of its pupils.
Today’s assembly highlighted the school’s commitment to sport, with several current and former pupils answering questions from the audience on their chosen sport. Several of those interviewed represent Scotland in a range of sports including ice-hockey, judo, taekwondo and gymnastics, with others representing football teams; Hearts, Hibs and St Johnstone. They were also joined by some of their coaches, who were also on hand to answer the children’s questions.
The highlight of the morning was a visit by Gavin Scott, former Scotland rugby team manager and now Scottish Rugby Operations Director, who came along with the Calcutta Cup, on the eve of the big game between Scotland and England.
The school are extremely proud of the sporting achievements of all their pupils and are pleased to have been awarded with the Gold Award in recognition of their efforts to promote sport across the school and the local community.
“I was delighted to be part of this morning’s celebrations to award Currie Primary School with their sportscotland Gold School Sport Award. The Gold Award is richly deserved recognition of Currie Primary School’s achievements to put quality PE and sport at the heart of the schools planning, practice and ethos. It was fantastic to hear from current and former school pupils and their coaches sharing their sporting journeys. On behalf of sportscotland I would like to thank all the staff, pupils, active schools and other partners for your time and effort to complete the Gold Award application and congratulate you again on this fantastic achievement.”
Michelle Bone, Partnership Manager, sportscotland
“This is a marvellous achievement for Currie Primary. We have always had a strong commitment to sport and physical activity across the school. This has been recognised by Sport Scotland who have presented us with the Gold Award at assembly this morning. A number of current and former pupils are representing Scotland at their chosen sport, which is testament to the emphasis we place on sport and the children’s wider achievements.”
Nicky Elliot, PE Specialist, Currie Primary