We are delighted to announce that we, Kilburn Park School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include: attending 10 Inter-school events participated, providing Bikeability training to 36 Children, hosting two Cricket coaching sessions with Middlesex County Cricket along with increasing the number of children who can swim 25 metres.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to: The Capital City Sports Partnership and the Kingsbury High Partnership for providing the opportunities for our children to participate. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who put on the events and to the dedication of the Schools Headteacher, SLT and Governing Board in their continued support of Physical Education, Sport and Activity.
We look forward to applying once again in 2023!
The ‘why’ of our philosophy for PESA is to take the children on a high quality four year physical education journey. Embedded in this is the aim of ensuring that physical activity (PA) becomes a long term habit i.e. an infinite role in their lives to unlock and maintain its lifelong benefits. We want to create a social mission of ‘Don’t stop moving’ that brings a simple meaning to our PESA aims. PE for living life everyday.
Our PESA curriculum is supportive and inclusive for all children; that values movement, positive attitudes and thinking skills. Our aim is to provide high quality educational experiences that are authentic and meaningful to their lives so they can be educated citizens allowing each child to lead an autonomous, authentic life, fully in touch with their feelings and body in a crowded world of media, cultural and social expectations.
The school timetable ensures that each academic year the Children receive two hourly lessons of PE per week. All year groups take part in swimming for a full term with lessons of 30 minutes each Friday.
By the end of year 6, we want to ensure that every child can swim at least 25 metres.
The importance of learning swimming and water safety is a key part of growing up. It allows young people to have fun in the water with family and friends. Learning about water safety is an essential life-saving skill and is vital to staying safe in and around water. Knowing how to swim provides access to many other water-related activities and careers.
The school are part of the Capital City Academy/Kingsbury High School, Brent schools sports partnership. This membership allows for the children to take part in various sporting events throughout their time at the school. Events are held at Capital City Academy, Willesden Sports Centre and Kingsbury High School. There is over 25 events per academic year that we bring the children along to.