Gladstone pupils actively win award
12:02pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Sport
CHILDREN at a Barry Primary school are actively seeking out Wales’ best sporting coaches after once again achieving a sporting quality award.
Gladstone pupils and staff are celebrating gaining the ActiveMark Cymru award for the 2nd time.
ActiveMark Cymru, a quality award lasting for three years, is awarded to schools in recognition of high quality PE and school sport. It celebrates the success of pupils in school and the wider sporting community.
Gladstone children take part in quality PE lessons within school time with two hours a week dedicated to games and gymnastics or dance. The children also have the opportunity to join a wide range of after school sports clubs run by the staff including badminton, cricket, football, netball and rugby.
And Gladstone always enters local sporting tournaments, the children play in inter-school matches and even play in matches against the staff.
Gladstone also welcomes expertise from external coaches.
Year 6 will soon receive rugby coaching from Stuart Clarke from the WRU and in the summer term, Huw James from Cricket Wales worked with children in Years 3 and 4.
Dan Hill, now in Year 5, was selected to be the mascot for the one day international between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on Saturday, September 14.
He spent an enjoyable day with his proud family meeting the players and watching England beat Australia.
PE coordinator Clare Jones said: “We are thrilled to renew our ActiveMark Cymru status and this shows just how committed we are at Gladstone to promoting healthy and active lifestyles.”