In line with their two national conferences, the Youth Sports Trust also host an awards ceremony - calling for the best practice from across the country. The Youth Sport Trust Innovation Awards represent high quality and inspirational work in schools. In 2015 they are acknowledging Member schools that are using PE and school sport to make a real difference to their pupils, and driving innovation and creativity around a specific theme.
Applications were sought from all schools who have worked collaboratively; either with other schools, within their own school or with local partners to use PE and school sport to achieve measurable outcomes for their pupils in terms of their achievement, health, physical education or sporting success and can evidence that through their data.
Criteria - a school that has specifically used physical activity, health and wellbeing to improve the school and helped more pupils achieve in 2013/14.
Through identifying key areas for development that we could utilise the PE and Sports Premium funding on, Northdown School identified areas not only to maintain, but areas to make other significant improvements, adding value and opportunity for our children on top of what we already provided.
Through a detailed action plan the school developed and improved schemes to involve children and to make significant impact on the childrens health and well-being. Projects such as Change 4 Life, Health Challenges, Parent Clubs, Leadership and Sporting Values throughout the school and much more.