Merseyside Sporting Champions Primary School of the Year
Bidston Avenue Primary School won the prestigious top prize after beating off competition from ten other primary schools across the region. The award is presented annually for excellence in the development of pupils and staff; providing a range of sport activities across the school day and outside school hours, plus demonstrating a contribution to the wider community.
Upon winning the ‘Merseyside Sporting Champions Primary School of the Year Award’, Stuart Brady, Headteacher said, “We are truly honoured and extremely shocked. It has been an incredible journey for us over the last few years. Seeing our pupils having fun and reaching their sporting goals is priceless and we will continue to provide multiple opportunities for our pupils to learn and shine in PE and sport. We have a dynamic PE team, including two sports apprentices, who have worked tirelessly to meet the sporting needs of our wonderful pupils and their families. This award is a great recognition of everyone’s hard work and we continue to achieve together!
Bidston Avenue Primary School is in partnership with many outside sports associations and has a particularly strong link with Birkenhead Park Rugby Club, whose sports development team provides weekly skills sessions.
Bebington High Sports College are close partners with Bidston Avenue and they provide weekly teacher training opportunities, helping to improve staff professional development in PE and sport teaching.
Mandy Ryan, PE and Sport Leader, said “It’s the children’s enthusiasm and dedication which makes this award so special. Their participation in PE lessons, after school sport clubs, and competitions is truly amazing. They all deserve a gold medal.”
The latest award adds to an ever-growing list of achievements, including this year’s Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Kite-Mark – they were the first primary school in Wirral to achieve it.
Looking to the future, the school is planning to continue to teach PE to a high standard and ensure that even more children participate and compete in PE and sport activities after school and across the region.