I was very happy to learn this week that the school were recognised as National Joint Winners in the PTA UK Gold Star Awards under the "Changing the life of a school" category.
Dear MultiSports Richmond
Archdeacon Cambridge Sportsweek 2012
Following your participation in, and the huge success of our school Sportsweek 2012 last July, I entered the event in the PTA UK Gold Star Awards 2013 Competition under
the category "Changing the life of a school". I am delighted to tell you our Sportsweek 2012 was announced the joint National Winner of this competition at a prestigious awards ceremony I attended last Wednesday in London. We were already aware that we were the Southern Region winners of this category and it was very exciting to then receive the award as a National winner. The PTA UK Gold Star Awards are held annually and recognise and reward outstanding achievements of school PTAs throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.
The school are holding their own, smaller version of Sportsweek this year and have a now greater focus on sport and PE as a result of our Sportsweek 2012. I would like to thank you again for your involvement in our award winning event last year.
Chair Archdeacon Cambridge's Primary School
Extract below taken from the Changing the life of a school website
JOINT WINNER Archdeacon Cambridge's PTA, Archdeacon Cambridge's CE Primary School, Twickenham,
Middlesex. Winner - South of England.
Sportsweek 2012 was an Olympic Celebration. The PTA working closely with the head of PE, took over the co-ordination of the school's annual sports day and swimming gala. PTA volunteers were in school for the entire week to support staff and using local clubs and sporting contacts, ran a variety of workshops including karate, archery and rhythmic gymnastics. To mark the Paralympic Games the PTA hosted its own "Challenge Games" where pupils tried blind football
or sitting volleyball. The event culminated with a special closing ceremony presided over by former pupil and world swimmer for the GB Down syndrome team, Will Reed who presented the pupils with their medals.