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Ormiston Sudbury Academy first to win prestigious Gold award
Posted: 12 Jul 2016
Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA), has been announced as the first secondary school in South West Suffolk to receive the coveted 'School Games Gold Mark', after achieving silver last year.
In just three years the academy has gone from bronze to gold in a fantastic achievement.
The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education. The criteria are set by Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust and assess participation, competition, workforce and clubs.
It is incredibly rare for a secondary school to achieve this level, showing the hard work of the PE department at OSA, who have demonstrated a huge commitment to school sport and promoting healthy lifestyles amongst students.
The Mark was created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and launched in June 2012.
School Games Organiser, Christopher Heath, said:
"Ormiston Sudbury Academy provides excellent opportunities for students across physical education, school sport and competition all year round.
"A number of highlights for 2015/16 include the number of students attending extra-curricular sporting activities after school and during their breaks. OSA has also seen huge success with its leadership academy with around 50 students managing and delivering sports clubs and festivals for local primary school students to attend, I wish OSA every success in maintaining this level in 2016/17."