The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which was launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. For the previous four years Penwortham have achieved the silver award.
After a fantastic year of sport we as a school decided that we wanted to achieve the Gold kitemark award this year. We are thrilled to say that we have fulfilled our ambition and have been awarded the Gold Kitemark award.
Wandsworth School Games Programme is delivered by Nick Miller at Southfields Academy.
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
School Games was created in 2010 as an Olympic/Paralympic style school sport competition and were a key part of the Government’s plans for a lasting sporting legacy from hosting the London 2012 Games. Their aim was to further revive competitive sport in schools. Every school in England was to be given the opportunity to get involved, potentially giving every schoolchild the chance to take part.
The competition runs across four levels: intra school competition; inter school competition; county festivals; and national finals.
- Level 1: Sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition.
- Level 2: Individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.
- Level 3: The county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.
- Level 4: The Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012.
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.