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Youth Sport Trust - School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and in their local community. Due to several factors, Youth Sport Trust decided to suspend School Games Mark for this year but schools across the Country can be awarded with a ‘Certificate of Recognition’.  This award is for schools who have shown ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games programme during the Autumn and Spring Terms. The award for achievement does not replace School Games Mark but is an acknowledgement of the excellent work being achieved by individual schools.

I am very pleased to inform you all that Testbourne has now received this certificate as we have offered a range of opportunities in PE, Sport and Physical Activity for all students in our school throughout the year.  

Since September, our PE department has been running a full extra-curricular programme.  We have run several clubs every night after school which have been open to all year groups.  Participation levels to our clubs have been high which enabled us to enter many competitions for both boys and girls.  As a school, we have been supported by our local community and we have had representatives from Basingstoke Rugby club running a girl’s club as well as representatives from Overton Rugby Club helping with our boy’s teams.  Our girls have taken part in mini rugby festivals and started playing matches with other schools. This is just a few things that have been occurring throughout the Winter and spring months at school.

We are very excited about the future and we are already thinking about the vast programme of extra-curricular activities we are hoping to run next year.  A full timetable will be available for you to view when we are all safely back at school.