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Sporting Silver for Melbourn

19th July 2018

Melbourn Village College has achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success and this is the second year running that Melbourn has reached the silver standard,.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

1) L3 School Games Year 7 table-tennis

2) L3 School Games Year 7 netball

3) L2 & 3 School Games SEND competitions

4) Inter school competitions in hockey/rugby/netball/football/badminton/table tennis/athletics/basketball & cross country

5) Inter form competitions in hockey/rugby/football/swimming/cross country/basketball/athletics/badminton/netball and rounders.

With a total of 170 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to the PE staff for all the fixtures and tournaments attended and all the extra non- specialist staf,f who have run a sporting enrichment and those who have helped with transportation over the year. Additionally many thanks to all the sports leaders who have given their time to support enrichment clubs and fixtures both at MVC and local primary schools.

PE teacher Fiona Humphrey, who compiled Melbourn’s application, said: “This has been another very busy year for the PE department, which, despite having the smallest number of teachers of any secondary school in The Cam Academy Trust, still managed to put out a vast number of teams at local and regional competitions.

“We look forward to engaging even more students in the upcoming academic year. Many thanks also to the sports leaders without whom, many events could not take place. Having been here for 14 years, I now pass the baton on to the new members of the department.  I wish them and all Melbourn Village College students every success for the next year.”

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