PE and Sports Premium
All maintained schools in England were given additional government funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer to pupils in their schools.
We are delighted to report that St Edmund's has used some of this funding to apply for and ensure progress towards the Schools Games Mark. We are proud to let our pupils and parents know that we have now been awarded the School Games GOLD award for the second year running.
The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.
Schools are assessed at BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD levels and in order to achieve any level of the School Games Mark, schools must meet rigorous criteria set out within each standard.
Please read our School PE Policy and Sports Premium Report to see how funding is spent. The Premium Report includes both an action plan and proposed expenditure for the benefit of our children.
PE is a very important part of school life at St Edmund's School and we are proud to have Miss Morris as part of our teaching team. She plays lacrosse at national and international level.
The World Lacrosse Women’s Championship will take place in Maryland, USA. It will be held from June 27-July 9 at Towson University and will feature a record 30 nations competing during the 11-day event. Teams from six continents will be competing, including Uganda, which will become the first team to represent Africa in a senior women’s lacrosse championship. The United States is the reigning world champion in women’s lacrosse, having defeated Canada in the 2017 final in Guildford, England.
Miss Morris, has represented Ireland since 2009 with her most recent participation being at the 2019 Women’s European Championship in Israel. She will be returning to the squad of 18 athletes for the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship. To date, Miss Morris has had 37 caps for Ireland.
We are exceptionally proud of her accomplishments and the role model she provides for all our pupils – her grit, determination and professional approach to training and competition have ensured her sporting success. She is Ireland’s longest standing Woman’s Lacrosse player. Watch this space for a link to follow her progress in the coming months...