Great Dunmow Primary School comes out gold for sporting achievements

PUBLISHED: 08:55 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 17 August 2018

The cricketers, Great Dunmow Primary has won gold in a sports award

The cricketers, Great Dunmow Primary has won gold in a sports award

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It may be the school holidays but Dunmow Primary has just heard that the school has been awarded the gold standard in the School Games Award.

Football fever, Dunmow Primary has won gold standard in a sports awardFootball fever, Dunmow Primary has won gold standard in a sports award

The school’s sporting achievements this year include qualifying for the county swimming finals in Basildon, participating in the gymnastic county finals, and the cheerleading county finals and taking part in tag rugby, football, netball, cricket and the district athletic finals.

Headteacher, Kevin Watts said: “This award is the highest level that a primary school can achieve. We are delighted.

“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.

The School Games mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, backed by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

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