Following the great time we had at Brathay in 2021 with the whole school, we decided this year to make it a whole school stay away with all the children from Reception to Year 6 staying over for one night.
We had an incredible time, you can see it here in the video we put together of our adventure.
We are delighted to announce that we, Arkholme Primary 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, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
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 our application, we were 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 our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to Mrs Muckalt who works hard to coordinate all the sporting activities in our school and our cluster.
As you might know we’ve been following the spread the spread the happiness calendar at school for a few years now. Just before Christmas some Kingfishers asked if we could have a hoola hoop day then some other children close by began to ask for all sorts of different spread the happiness days. So I challenged the children to write me a list with the promise that I would plan them in. We then decided to get every class to write a list of ideas for spread the happiness days so everyone has had some input.
So this week we launch our brand new “Arkholme School spreads the happiness” calendar! Each week you’ll see our spread the happiness days listed in the newsletter so you can also join in and celebrate at home. We would love for you to email any photos of any of the spread the happiness activities you do at home and we will share some in the newsletter. In school we will be celebrating these days in lots of different ways sometimes as a whole school or sometimes in class or during break times.
We hope this will help promote positivity in our children, staff, families and wider community.
Keep smiling, Mrs Muckalt
Friday 25th February was Prince, Princess and Fairy day in our Arkholme Spread The Happiness calendar.