Double reward for town school
A FENLAND school is celebrating being recognised in two areas of the National Curriculum after receiving the Activemark and International Schools Awards. The Burrowmoor School, March, was recognised for the delivery of the national school sport strategy a
A FENLAND school is celebrating being recognised in two areas of the National Curriculum after receiving the Activemark and International Schools Awards.
The Burrowmoor School, March, was recognised for the delivery of the national school sport strategy and for promoting an international dimension across the school.
Headteacher Anna Goffe said: "The governors and all the staff are thrilled to get these awards. They are recognition for all the hard work from parents, teachers, staff and all the children.
"We are really pleased to get the Activemark award because there are not a lot of schools that have got that award, especially primary schools.
"We now look forward to continuing the work in these areas and more."
The school received the Activemark award after showing that 90 per cent or more of pupils across the school were doing two hours of PE and sport every week and that the school held a sports day.
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It also had to meet or better the national average for either the range of sport it offers, or the percentage of pupils participating in extra-curricular sports activities linked to their school or school partnership.
Mrs Goffe said: "We have a partnership with the Witchford Secondary School, a specialist sports college, and do all sorts of activities like football, softball, rugby, tennis, basketball, hockey, gymnastics and dance."
It is the second time that the school has been awarded the International Award, after first being recognised in 2004, and were awarded again after showing further development in bringing more internationally-led activities into the classroom.
Mrs Goffe said: "Children do a different language each term to fit in with their lesson topic.
"They get a smattering of a lot of languages, including French, Italian, Japanese and Latin, as well as some of the other languages used in the British Isles, such as Welsh.