Sporting Uphill

Date Published: 28th September 2023

Uphill Primary Academy recently secured a School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

The School Games Mark scheme is led by the Government and facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust.

It aims to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

Just some of the sports opportunities offered to pupils at Uphill Academy include cricket, football, cross country, boccia, curling, laser shooting, and multi-skills events

Pupils who took part in these sports were also given the opportunity to represent Uphill in inter-school competitions.

Several after-school clubs are on offer for pupils at the school, including cross-country, football, cricket, and dodgeball.

The school also stages a distance-running competition, named Uphill Runs the World, in which classes compete to cover the furthest total distance around Uphill Academy's running track.

Each run is recorded and goes towards the school's total distance, as part of their aims to cover the equivalent of a lap of the globe.

Uphill PE co-leads James Huntley and Grace Arnall said: “We are delighted with this achievement.

"We have an excellent PE offer here at Uphill and seek to provide every child with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to develop a love of sport and physical activity both now and in the future.”