We're delighted to announce that during 2019, we achieved the Platinum School Games Mark Award. A significant upgrade on the already impressive achievement of Gold in the previous year.
The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.
Participating in this process is a fantastic opportunity for schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
When applying, the School Games Mark applications are divided into four sets of questions:
Participation - how many young people at your school are engaged in sporting activity?
Competition - how many sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
Dane Ghyll are currently excelling in all of these areas and on top of that we also won the 'Spirit of the Games' award. A special award for being nominated most by fellow schools for showcasing the school games values. We continue to love sport at Dane Ghyll!
Dane Ghyll School has long had an excellent reputation for sport and physical activity and the area has been consistently recognised by OfSTED as one of the school's strengths. Dane Ghyll School teams have been extremely successful in competetive sport - our trophy cabinet providing evidence of our achievements across many different sports, with boys and girls participating in equal measure.
Having for many years held the Activemark award, the school has now achieved the School Games Gold Award.
The Games are made up of four levels of activity; competition in schools and between schools, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented young people in the UK:
Intra-school Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition.
Inter-school Level 2 - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.
School Games Festivals Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.
School Games National Competition Level 4 -
for the most talented athletes in the UK.
In Cumbria, pupils have the opportunity to take part in competitions in the following sports:
There are also inclusive opportunities in Boccia, Pan Football, Table Tennis and Table Cricket.
Our basketball league started with our first B team match against Yarlside. The team were amazing and we are all very impressed with how they played. A fantastic game ending in 18-6. Well done!
Barrow Raiders player Tom Walker is teaching Year 3 and 4 Rugby Skills.
In the school games mark we achieved gold for the third year running. Olly came into school to present us with our achievement.
Year 5/6 hockey team competed at Furness college. They won 3 games, drew one and lost one, scoring 9 goals and only conceding 2. Well done to all players. 🏑🏑
The Year 3 and 4 Athletics team took part in the indoor competition at Hoops. All the children were fantastic.
Our year 6 girls travelled to Carlisle today to play in the County Football Championship and are now Cumbria Schools U11 champions! All girls we amazing and we are so proud of them. We will now represent Cumbria in the Regional Finals in March. #teamdaneghyll
Our year 5 and 6 Athletics team competing in the indoor competition at Hoops! All were fantastic.
We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality in: