East Riding school sport scheme is best in country

Angel Rhodes with Victoria Pendleton and Kimberly Wyatt.
Angel Rhodes with Victoria Pendleton and Kimberly Wyatt.

A scheme which has seen 10,000 pupils take part in 25 different sports in schools across the East Riding has been named the best in the country.

The School Sport Partnership, run from Bridlington School, works with more than 50 schools in the region and was recognised at the National Youth Sport Trust Summit in Coventry.

The partnership received the national award for Outstanding Levels of Participation in Competition, with the award presented by Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton and singer Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls.

Partnership development manager Angel Rhodes said:  “This award belongs to the dedicated network of headteachers, PE coordinators, and most importantly the pupils across all of our partnership schools - so thank you to them for their continued commitment to our competition programme and Sport Partnership programme.”

Another huge success for the partnership this year has been the number of National School Games Mark awards given to schools across the area. This is a National measure for PE and school sport provision to both primary and secondary age children.

The East Riding has the highest number of schools achieving this award and a record number of gold awards this year.

“Congratulations to all of our schools on an amazing year,” added Angel.