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Denbigh School Games Partnership secures 2nd place out of 450 schools nationally

1 December 2014

The Denbigh High School ‘School Games Partnership’ has achieved second place in the 'Outstanding Levels of Participation' award category at the National School Games Summit.

All 450 School Games partnerships from across the country were assessed for this award based on the four core School Games Organiser tasks:

  • Competition - how many Level 1 (intra) and Level 2 (inter) competitions were held and the provision of inclusive competitions.
  • Clubs - how many school sport and Change4Life clubs have been created and developed in the local area.
  • Workforce - how many young leaders, volunteers and school sport organising committees have been used across the local area to support competitions.
  • Engagement - the percentage of local schools that signed up to the School Games website.

The Youth Sport Trust were extremely impressed by the high levels of performance and impact of the Denbigh partnership schools across all of these four core tasks.

In addition to receiving the award the partnership is now entitled to one free athlete mentor visit during this academic year.

Miss Thompson, School Games Organiser for Luton, said:

“I extremely proud to be part of the School Games programme in Luton and would like to thank all the schools for their commitment, support and engagement during the past academic year.”

Denbigh’s Specialist Leader for PE and Sport, Mr Smith, added:

“I am extremely proud to hear that the Denbigh High School partnership finished 2nd out of all the schools in the country. This is a great achievement for the students and the school; it just reinforces why PE and sport participation and competition is crucial and should always be provided to support students development and healthy and active lifestyles.”

Year 10 student and Gold Young Ambassador for Luton, Faisal Khan, commented:

“The School Games programme has been a very good experience for a variety of students because they enjoy taking part in many different sports.  I think the teachers have put hard work into setting up the School Games.  The School Games programme within Luton has been very successful and I hope opportunities like this occur in the future.”

Year 10 student and Gold Young Ambassador for Luton, Mustafa Ali, added:

“I think it is a fantastic achievement for Denbigh and demonstrates the hard work of the teachers, leaders and students who have taken part.

“The School Games programme has allowed students of all sporting abilities to take part and have fun in a variety of sports.  I am very glad that I have been able to take part in this programme, and it would be nice to see even more schools taking part in the future.”