We are delighted to announce that we, Yarrells School & Nursery, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. This is the fourth year in a row that Yarrells has achieved this award, a remarkable achievement.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
• Years 5 & 6 Canford Prep Schools Gala Champions
• Years 5 & 6 BCS Prep Schools Gala Champions
• Years 5 & 6 Dorset School Games Poole schools Swimming Champions
• Hugo Y double county Year 6 swim champion
• Year 4 Dorset School Games Swimming Champions
• Year 6 BCS Prep Schools Netball Tournament Champions
• Nancy T Year 6 Girls County 600m Champion
• Isis D Year 5 Girls County Long jump Champion
• Elizabeth D Year 6 Girls County 75m Sprint Champion
• Years 5 and 6 Dorset School Games Sailing Regatta Winners
With a total of 194 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
We look forward to applying once again in 2020 where our aim is to achieve the Platinum award!