Sidbury Primary School hop and skip to success

PUBLISHED: 16:44 04 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:36 18 June 2010

SIDBURY Primary School is excelling at sports and exercise, and they now have an award to prove it. Staff and pupils are celebrating after being awarded the Devon Active Lifestyles Bronze Award, which recognises the provision of high quality physical educ

SIDBURY Primary School is excelling at sports and exercise, and they now have an award to prove it.

Staff and pupils are celebrating after being awarded the Devon Active Lifestyles Bronze Award, which recognises the provision of high quality physical education and daily physical activity in schools.

The school has been working hard to attain this award and a range of physical activity has been recognised, including 'weight and shake' which staff and children participate in every morning and 'huff and puff' at lunchtimes.

Amy Frost, PE coordinator, said: "We place big importance on sport in our school, not just in PE lessons but it is more about making healthy choices in our lifestyles as a whole.

"As a result we have had a lot of support from parents who have taken their children to different tournaments and festivals."

Now the bronze award has been achieved the school is working towards the silver award.

Eventually the school will go for gold, which means pupils must take part in two and a half hours of PE a week and at least half of them must also take part in one hour of out-of-school physical activity a week.

The hard work is certainly paying off and the active lifestyles of the children are shining through.

Two Year Five pupils have been selected to play in the netball team for the Devon Youth Games, taking place this Sunday.

Mark Pearse and Rachel Cavin attended a trial at The King's School last week and were subsequently selected for the games which are sponsored by RELAYS, a project using Olympic legacy money.

Also the Year Five and Six athletics team will be representing East Devon along with Kentisbeare and Woodbury Salterton at the County Year five and six Sportshall athletics finals.

The team of six had to get two tough rounds before making it to the final, which will be held at Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton later this month.

Amy added: "I'm very proud of the pupils and all of their hard work.


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