We were pleased to be awarded a Modeshift Star Silver award in the summer term of 2017. Modeshift Stars is the national schools awards scheme recognising schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The award is the result of our active travel plan and the work of our travel group.
Our travel group is made up of parents, staff, local residents and a governor. It works to encourage sustainable, active travel to school in order to improve the health and well-being of our pupils and act in an environmentally and community-friendly way. You can find out more here.
The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme which recognises schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We are particularly pleased to receive the Silver School Games Mark award because only games from Year 3 upwards counts for the award so we only had 60 pupils in the right age category in 2015/16.
We also had an amazing night at the Dacorum School Sports Awards in 2016 with a huge haul of awards, presented by Holly Webb shortly before her Gold medal winning penalty in Rio. We won a whole-school award, a class award for Swift, individual pupil awards in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and a teacher's award for Mrs Rutt.
The Woodland Trust's Green Tree Schools Award is designed to help schools celebrate woods and trees by completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. We achieved our Silver Award in March 2017 and are working towards our Gold.
Managed by the British Council, the International School Award is a framework for the international work of schools. Bridgewater Primary School has been awarded this certificate for its work in relation to Nepal, a cross-curricular project focused on supporting a school and a family in a village devastated by the 2015 earthquake. Parents may have seen the display in the main school entrance hall or bought cakes to support fundraising.
Pupils learn about Nepal in a variety of ways, for example this year they will be learning about how children travel to school in Nepal and comparing that to how they travel to Bridgewater.