25 March 2011>
Tir-y-Berth Primary School is celebrating, having recently received a glowing report for their work in PE.
The school is one of only 29 across Wales to have been awarded the 'ActiveMarc Cymru', which endorses schools that are committed to developing high quality physical education and school sport and for promoting the benefits of physical activity.
Sport Wales and the Association for Physical Education (afPE) are championing schools, which recognise the importance of PE.
Cllr Phil Bevan, Cabinet Member for Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning said, "This is a wonderful achievement for Tir-y-Berth Primary School and is testament to the teaching staff at the school for their commitment to providing first class physical education to the school's pupils".
Sian Clemens, Headteacher at Tir-y-Berth Primary School said, "As a school, we are committed to encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Our curriculum is balanced to ensure all pupils receive a good time allocation for PE, there are a number after-school sporting activities and we are continually looking to extend the range on offer".
She continued, "Our good standards of achievements in gymnastics, creative activities and competitive activities have been recognised through the ActiveMarc Award – the staff and children at the school thoroughly deserve this award – well done everyone!".
Chair of Sport Wales, Professor Laura McAllister said, "We believe that schools play an essential role in building a Wales in which children are hooked on sport for life".
She continued, "It is important that young people have positive early experiences of sport and physical activity that build a foundation for lifelong involvement in sport. This award recognises those schools that are giving our children an excellent start".
For further information on the Activemarc Cymru award, please visit www.sportwales.org.uk
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