Radcliffe on Trent Junior School have been recognised nationally for their achievements in school sport and decorated with the prestigious School Games Platinum Award, making them the only school in Rushcliffe to hold this status.
The school has given physical activity a significant focus over the past few years as it recognises that active children are not only healthier but also happier and more engaged in their learning. The school have used research from the Youth Sport Trust and the government’s anti-obesity strategy to redefine their lessons in a way that gets children moving.
The Head Teacher, Clare Allsopp, said, ‘PE, School Sport and Physical Activity are as important as any other subject we teach. Our creative and innovative approach is making a lasting impact with our children and it is our hope that they will remain active for the rest of their lives.’
As well as being active during lesson time and introducing the ‘daily mile’, the school offers a vast amount of inclusive extra-curricular clubs and attends many competitions throughout Rushcliffe. Indeed 78% of the pupils, a staggering 234 different pupils, competed for their school last year. Radcliffe Junior School is certainly not a school that always picks the same children every time.