Hitchin primary school wins platinum award for sporting excellence
PUBLISHED: 08:29 29 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:27 02 January 2020
Breachwood Green JMI School has been awarded the School Games Platinum Mark Award for 2018/19.
The School Games Mark is a government scheme - launched in 2012 - to reward schools for their commitment to sport. Platinum status is awarded to schools who have achieved gold status in five consecutive years.
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In 2019, Breachwood Green was crowned Champions of the North Herts School Sports Partnership Rural Football Competition.
School games manager Dan Klinger said: "For a small rural school, it is remarkable the importance they place on physical education. They take part in a variety of events, even though it's not always easy for them."
Headteacher Kirsty Badham added: "I am incredibly proud of our sporting achievements. The children and PE teacher Mr Jones deserve this true recognition for the hard-work and determination they put in."
Breachwood Green JMI has also become the first school in the Harpenden Sports Partnership to win the platinum award.