A Hyndburn primary school has received an award for its commitment to children’s sport.
All Saints Primary School in Clayton-le-Moors was awarded a bronze Sainsbury’s School Games Mark for its work across 2014/15.
The Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
To get the mark All Saints had to show that they had a system in place to track young people’s participation in the Games and provide opportunities that attracted less active young people to participate in physical activity.
To achieve Bronze they also had to provide pupils with two hours of physical education and school sport per week and engage at least 20 per cent of students in weekly extracurricular sporting activities.
PE Coordinator Hayley Collins said: “This award shows our commitment to sport within the school and our competitive spirit. I’m really proud.
“It is paramount for children to be engaged in healthy competition as it teaches them many different skills - how to win graciously but also lose graciously.”