New Oscott Primary School celebrate momentous achievement

New Oscott Primary School celebrate momentous achievement

New Oscott Primary School in Sutton Coldfield received the prestigious Youth Sport Trust’s Platinum Award last week, making it the first school in Birmingham.

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The Youth Sport Trust’s Platinum Award is the organisation’s highest honour awarded to the school with the highest quality provision of school sport in the city.

PE co-ordinator, Tom Cleverley, spoke of the school’s dedication to sport. “We have tried to instil a love of sport, but also the sporting values, in all pupils. We hope that their experiences at New Oscott Primary School will encourage them to continue to be active and healthy throughout their lives.”

New Oscott School held an assembly to celebrate this momentous achievement, inviting partners which include Aston Villa, Stephen Moore of Tekkers and Aspire Sports.

Adam Sheehan, Customer Account Manager at Aspire, congratulated the school on behalf of the entire team. 

“Aspire have supported New Oscott for the best part of a decade so we are thrilled that they have received this award. Tom (Cleverley) works hard to develop PE and sport at the school and it’s clear to see the impact that this has. Aspire currently support New Oscott through our PE Curriculum Support and Pupil Development programmes in addition to extra-curricular clubs."

Former pupils and school sports bronze ambassadors Lola Woodward, Abigail Bannister and Ania Potocka were invited to join the celebrations, along with Faye Hayworth, the school games organiser at Wilson Stuart Active Society. Also in attendance were students from BMet College who teach pupils at New Oscott Primary School as a result of the partnership between the school and college.

Presenting the award was Olympian and former world indoor 400m champion, Daniel Caines, with sports ambassadors, Seth Robbins and Lydia Mason-Wait accepting the award on behalf of the pupils.

As part of a Q and A session, Daniel shared his experiences at the Olympics and World Championships, offering the pupils advice on achieving their potential. He noted “It was a pleasure to work with New Oscott Primary School. The talent of both pupils and staff was astounding! They are deserved winners of this impressive award.”

The sporting success of New Oscott Primary does not stop there. At the 2017 Sutton Coldfield Sports Awards the school won the Primary School of the Year honour. Pupil and wheelchair racer, Neve Allen, was shortlisted in the Achievement in Disability Sport, which she won in 2016 and Tom Cleverley and Rob Wood were shortlisted in the Coach of the Year category.

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