Bure Park Primary School were last night awarded as the ‘Outstanding Primary School of the Year’ at the Youth Sport Trust Gala Dinner, ahead of today’s Conference at the Ricoh Arena.
Bure Park were one of three North Oxfordshire Primary Schools to submit nominations for the Award, with Hardwick and The Grange also shortlisted.
Before being presented with the Award, the host said “The school recognises the contribution that Physical Education and Physical Activity has on the health and well-being of their children. They employ a specialist PE mentor to work alongside their staff, whilst embedding multiple [physical] activity breaks in to the school day and ensuring that every pupil has the opportunity to access two hours of high quality PE each week. Pupils’ attitudes towards being physically active have improved from 82% in 2015 to 93% in 2017”.
In a highly contested category, we are extremely proud of all three schools that made the shortlist and offer a huge Congratulations to Bure Park on winning this year’s Primary School Award.
Another award presented last night was the ‘Campbell CARE Award’, presented to the PE or School Sport Network leader who has demonstrated through their advocacy work at school, local and national level, the power of sport to change the lives of young people.
We are thrilled that Carl was shortlisted for this Award, and thank all those that contributed to his nomination. Unfortunately, on this occasion, he did not win the on the night vote, but his commitment, enthusiasm and determination to drive PE & School Sport forwards in North Oxfordshire continues to inspire the team, and our wider network, to ‘Make a Difference’ on a daily basis!