We were pleased to award St Mary’s CE Primary School (Northchurch) a grant for a wide range of PE equipment including tennis racquets, basketball hoops, rounders sets, foam javelins, balance boards and even a pedal roller!
Jodie Brown (Nursery Teacher) explained the importance of having the equipment:
“As a school we are focussing on mental health and wellbeing, and a big part of this includes being outside, playing games (including team games), and being more active.
By having more resources for P.E it will enable us to offer more sports clubs during lunchtime or after school and will support the children who excel in a sports activity, when often they find academic learning in the classroom more difficult. We want all our children to be able to shine bright and be proud of their successes, and for many this happens during sports.”
Bids that are responding to an identified, specific need often carry a lot of weight and Jodie brought this into her arguments to strengthen her application:
“In the past we have had feedback from our parents, saying they would like more sports clubs on offer.”