SUFFOLK SPORTS AWARDS: The Healthy Ambitions Suffolk Primary School of the Year Award

Earl Soham School

Earl Soham School - Credit: Archant

The annual Suffolk Sports Awards will take place at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Friday. Fourteen awards will be presented and today, we look at the contenders for The Healthy Ambitions Suffolk Primary School of the Year Award. Next Wednesday we’ll bring you the winners from the ceremony.

Earl Soham Community Primary School

Despite just 64 pupils on roll, the school, pictured right, continues to provide a wide range of extra curricular activities and enters many School Games competitions.

The commitment of staff and parents enabled the pupils to qualify for an unprecedented five county finals, the highlights of these being the School Games Festival in Bury St Edmunds where the school finished fifth in the swimming and were unbeaten in netball.

The whole school sports day continued the ethos of the Olympics with participation and enjoyment working alongside teamwork, respect, determination and commitment.

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The children’s achievements both in and out of the school environment are recognised and celebrated at the school’s ‘sharing assembly’ with parents every Friday.

Halifax Primary School

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The school ethos centres on all students and teachers, to be ‘Proud to do our Best’.

Through sport, children develop continuous lifelong learning and key skills that are transferrable in all areas.

Halifax Primary has the ‘Healthy Schools’ accreditation as well as the ‘Sainsbury Active’ and ‘Get Set’ awards.

PE co-ordinator, Kayliegh Read is a key driver in delivering the schools ethos and this year, Kayliegh completed the London Marathon, so brought the pupils, parents and teachers together to complete a School Marathon.

Halifax belongs to the School Games network and participated in 90% of all inter-school competitions.

The school encourages and supports pupils to make healthy choices, with breakfast club and a Change for Life club running to promote healthy active lifestyles and working with Live Well Suffolk.

During the summer months, pupils grow fruit and vegetables many classes visit the community allotment garden.

Gorseland Primary School

This year the school fully embraced the School Games competitions available to them with a great deal of success.

Success at level two meant they progressed to the county finals in five sports.

In a tough competition against 19 other schools, Gorseland came out county champions in the Quadkids Athletics.

A variety of after-school clubs are on offer throughout the week.

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