Whalley school shining after landing Gold Sports Mark Award plus six major victories in community competitions in the past week

A Lancashire school has earned a gold star for sports.

By Laura Longworth
Thursday, 7th July 2022, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 8th July 2022, 4:41 pm

Oakhill School and Nursery in Wiswell Lane, Whalley, has scooped the Gold Sports Mark Award for engaging children in extra-curricular activities, including golf, volleyball, BMX and badminton.

The government-led School Games Mark rewards schools for taking part in community competitions.

Oakhill’s commitment has seen pupils battle their way to six tournament victories in the past week, landing gold in KS3 mixed orienteering; silver in Year 5 and 6 mixed cricket; silver in Year 5 and 6 quad kids athletics; silver in girls Year 5 and 6 cricket; bronze in Year 3 and 4 quad kids athletics; and the winning spot in senior boys rounders.

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Oakhill School in Whalley.

Sarah Smith, Head of PE, said: “We are back competing in a huge variety of activities engaging all of our pupils from Reception through to Year 11. This award takes into account the activities we offer during lessons, extra-curricular activities and all of the competitions that we enter.”

Mrs Buttery, principle of Oakhill School.