Treviglas has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Gold Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport. The Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised award for the quality of their PE and school sport. Schools are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold status, which reflects their efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school.
Mr Nions, Leader of Learning for Sport, said, “This is such a prestigious award! The Treviglas PE faculty have been working really hard towards achieving this. Students are extremely committed to sport and PE, and our sporting performances have been improving all year. Our attendance within extra-curricular activities has increased dramatically over the past 4 years; we run a large variety of clubs, both competitive and non-competitive. Some of the highlights of this year have included the girls under 15 rugby team qualifying for the regional finals, the under 15 boys football team coming runners up in the county cup final and the under 14 boys rugby team getting to the semi-final stages of the county cup, repeating this performance in the rugby 7’s competition.
Individual performances have included Emmanuel Moses’ triple jumping the longest jump recorded in England and Seth Harvey and team winning the National water polo championships. We now have lots of students across a variety of ages performing at county level and above for a variety of sports. Our curriculum really caters for the needs of every student and is thoroughly inclusive. We are looking forward to next year!”
Charlotte Wells, a Year 9 student, said, “I really enjoy PE: I get lots of opportunities to try lots of different sports and activities. I have taken part in many winning teams this year. My highlight has been taking up rugby this year and finishing 6th in the regional competition.”
Mrs. Karen Ross, Headteacher, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Gold Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our college. There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see, on a regular basis, that when it is delivered well, it can transform the lives of all students.”