Golden award for sporty school

Alan Grantham presents the award to sports co-ordinator Anna Pearson and ambassadors for sport George Hunt, Megan Newsham and Thomas Wilmot
Alan Grantham presents the award to sports co-ordinator Anna Pearson and ambassadors for sport George Hunt, Megan Newsham and Thomas Wilmot
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When it comes to taking part in sport, Osgodby Primary School is top of the league - despite not having a school hall.

And now it has become the first in the area to be awarded the gold level Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark.

Alan Grantham, Development Manager for the Wolds Area of the Lincolnshire Schools Sports Partnership, went along to the school to present the award.

“We organise a lot of competitions throughout the year and Osgodby attends almost all of them - not just with one team, but two or three teams - and there is always good parental support attending the events too,” said Mr Grantham.

To receive the kitemark, which has three levels - bronze, silver and gold, schools have to meet a wide range of criteria to engage all children in sport.

The Wolds Schools Sports Partnership has 42 member schools, with 17 having achieved bronze and 10 silver.

“It is very good for a school to achieve bronze, but to get gold is to be congratulated,” added Mr Grantham.

Collecting the plaque and pennant from Mr Grantham on behalf of the whole school were the school’s sports ambassadors and teacher Anna Pearson, the sports co-ordinator.

“I am absolutely delighted and really proud of the school to achieve this,” said headteacher Jill Fincham.

“We always take every opportunity to do sports.

“The children are always enthusiastic - always keen to participate in whatever is offered.”