The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme which was launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to sport and PE, particularly the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
For the past four years, Riverside has received the Gold Award for the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark which recognises the hard work and effort put into sport by both children and staff at our school. Some of the highlights for us are: extra swimming lessons to support those who are working towards learning to swim 25m, attending and recently hosting our own half marathon event which promoted healthy lifestyles in more than 200 pupils and the huge variety of clubs and events offered to pupils throughout the year, ranging from Boccia to Frisbee Golf.
At Riverside, we pride ourselves in the opportunities we offer to our children which has been recognised through this prestigious award.