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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School was named ‘Primary School of the Year’ at the Sefton Sports Awards.
The award is given to a Primary School which has demonstrated extra commitment to sport within the last 12 months through the development of new initiatives or programmes which go above and beyond the usual activity.
The children at Our Lady of Lourdes love PE and school sport. The staff believe that Physical Education should give every child, whatever their ability, an equal opportunity to develop their physical competence to enable them to enjoy physical activity. Through dedicated staff, an engaging curriculum and a plethora of extra-curricular activities, children not only make good progress during lessons, they develop a love for PE.
The children are offered the platform to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives and PE provides the potential for personal development by making particular demands, which are not easily replicated in other subjects.
Gallagher, PE Subject Leader, said, ‘It is an amazing honour to receive this prestigious award. It is fantastic to receive the recognition that the school deserves for going above and beyond for the pupils. It would not have been possible to receive the reward without two things: the dedication and hard work put in by all staff to create a holistic approach to school sport and the children’s enthusiastic approach’.
Headteacher, Maureen Hillsdon, added, ‘I am so proud of all the staff and pupils for this wonderful achievement’.