Achieving whole school improvement through physical activity, pe and sport
For the third year running, Cornwall Association of Primary Heads (CAPH) and the Cornwall Sports Partnership have teamed up to celebrate primary schools who are delivering excellent practice in PE and School Sport.
The Time 2 Move Awards were created to promote pupil wellbeing and whole school improvement through physical activity, PE and sport. Not only the physical and chemical benefits, but the potential for pupils to develop skills from working and communicating in a team, problem solving and resilience, learning to self and peer reflect, improve relationships, gain leadership skills, and improve self-esteem and body confidence.
Schools nominated with examples of work that is driving forward one of the six ambitions of the Time 2 Move Framework, and six schools were announced as the winners of each ambition and automatically shortlisted for the overall T2M Primary School of the Year Award:
Ambition 1: Curriculum Delivery - Gerrans School
Ambition 2: Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing - Camelford Community Primary School
Ambition 3: Diverse & Inclusive - Trevithick Learning Academy
Ambition 4: Competitions - Constantine Primary School
Ambition 5: Leadership, Coaching & Volunteering - St. Stephens (Saltash) Community Primary School
Ambition 6: Community Collaboration - St. Wenn School
On Friday 2nd November 2018, Camelford Community Primary School were announced as the T2M Primary School of the Year at the Cornwall PE and School Sport Annual Conference.
Lee Bacchus, Headteacher at Camelford Community Primary School said: "There has been a clear shift in emphasis in school thinking towards extending the range and amount of physical activity that children are undertaking each week. A variety of activities have been introduced that are supporting a key priority on the School Improvement Plan: 'Increase the provision and standing of sport and PE to improve children's physical and mental health'. We have received positive feedback from staff, pupils and parents that this change in emphasis is welcomed and working. Our plans would be to extend the project further into next year's SIP."
They were chosen for their commitment to increase pupil concentration and focus, self-esteem and wellbeing, and academic performance through innovative ideas that make sure that all pupils are active between and during lessons on a daily basis.
Katie Chandler from Cornwall Association of Primary Heads said: "CAPH has been delighted to sponsor this award for the past 3 years, giving schools the chance to showcase the incredible work they do with children in PE and sport. It has been fantastic to be able to film a video at each shortlisted school this year. As is evidenced in the videos, PE and sport can impact on many levels - fitness, self-esteem, confidence, resilience and improved academic performance."
"Congratulations to Camelford Community Primary School for being chosen by their peers as the overall 2018 winner who provide their children with a diverse range of physical activity options, boosting the health & wellbeing of the whole school community."
See the schools demonstrating excellent practice in action here!