South Shore Academy was presented with the national children’s charity’s Outstanding Community Contribution – 2020 Award by Jon Smedley from Teach Active during a ceremony in Coventry on the 27th February.
The award recognises a school which has harnessed the power of physical activity, PE and sport to develop and deliver targeted interventions which bring people and communities together.
Across the past year, the school has introduced a new HEALTH curriculum which means KS3 students get three hours of PE a week including a theory lesson which covers resilience and wellbeing issues.
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“The Youth Sport Trust would like to congratulate South Shore Academy for winning the prestigious Outstanding Community Contribution – 2020 Award. It has demonstrated a huge commitment to improving the lives of its pupils through the power of sport.”
“South Shore Academy has championed sport in its community and is a worthy winner of this special prize, truly embodying the mission and values of the Youth Sport Trust.”
A total of six awards were presented at the Youth Sport Trust Awards Dinner. As the charity celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2020, it introduced three new awards to mark the occasion.