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Russell Lower School

KS2 Platinum Sports Award 2022-2023

We are delighted to announce that we, Russell Lower School, have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include: 
  • Wheelchair basketball workshops for all classes
  • KS2 swimming for both year 3 and 4 children
  • A huge range of cultural capital/enrichment opportunities for all such as Bhangra Dance, World Cup Dance and Irish Dance workshops
  • The training of 10 year 3 and 10 year 4 sports leaders
  • Scoot sessions for years 2 and 3 and Bikeability sessions for year 4
As well as a huge range of local inter-school competitions attended this year:

Autumn 2021: 

  • KS1 Multi Skills Festival – Autumn year 2

  • Y3/4 Basketball – Autumn year 3 

  • Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics – Autumn year 4

Spring 2022:

  • Y3/4 Paralympic Festival – Spring year 3

  • Y3/4 Badminton - Spring year 3 

  • KS1 Kurling – Spring year 2

  • Y3/4 Tag Rugby – Spring year 4 

  • Y3/4 Swimming – Spring year 4. Russell 3rd, Russel 2 9th 

Summer 2022:

  • KS1 Cricket – Summer year 2

  • Y3/4 Tennis – Summer year 4

  • Y3/4 QuadKids Athletics – Summer year 3. Placed 5th and 6th

  • Y3/4 Kwik Cricket – Summer year 4

  • Year 4 transfer event in Summer term

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2024!