We are delighted to announce that Great Sankey High School have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward and recognise school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active. We are delighted that Great Sankey have been recognised for their success.

Head of PE Mr Garry said:

“We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven't previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.”

As part of the application, schools are asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at Great Sankey High School has been rewarded this year.