Northampton school earns national award for getting pupils into sport

Engaging more than a third of students in extracurricular sport and physical activity every week has helped a Northampton school earn a national award.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 5:22 pm
(L-R from back row) Northampton International Academy Year 10 pupils Sophie Buswell, Matthew Mdemu, Holly Goodacre, Yasir Abdul and Ibrahim Thanbir

Northampton International Academy’s was also given a silver School Games Mark for getting at least 10 per cent of pupils identified as less active involved in sport.

Head of PE Connor Leason said: “We’re really passionate about getting our pupils involved in sport here at NIA, whether that’s through timetabled PE lessons or extra-curricular clubs.

“We work hard to get girls more physically active through the This Girl Can campaign, which has proved really popular, and we have a number of pupils who act as young leaders to help us with our sports clubs and competitions.

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“I’m delighted that our commitment to sport and physical activity has been recognised with this silver School Games award and I hope it inspires our students to be even more active.”

The Government-led award scheme run by the Youth Sport Trust is given to schools who can demonstrate a broad and balanced offer of sport and PE which targets all pupils, including those who are less physically active.