4 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that NGHS have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year!

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:
Gold medal for Girls Athletics Championships Shot putt - Isheenah Blake
Gold medal for Girls Athletics Championships Javelin - Kayla Maher
Silver medal for Boys Athletics Championships High Jump - Kai Welsby
Bronze medal for Girls Athletics Championships High Jump - Tiegan Bryson
Bronze medal for Boys Athletics Championships Discus - T-Jay Watkin
We got to the semi-finals for the Girls Key Stage 3 Manchester Football League
We got to the quarter finals of the Girls Year 9 Manchester Football Cup
We came 3rd in the South Manchester Girls Basketball League
We came 2nd in the Boys Dodgeball Competition

With so many young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to all of our Sports Leaders who have helped massively throughout the year, we really couldn't do all of this without your help.  The School Games Officers are often commenting on how professional our sports leaders are when we take them along to events, or host events at our school.

We look forward to applying once again in 2020!  If we continue with the same high standard, in two years’ time, we will be able to apply for the Platinum award. Due to getting the highest award possible for this year, we will also receive a plaque to display at our school. Well done to everyone involved, you are making a huge difference to our school and you should be extremely proud of yourselves.

Learn more about our Sports Leaders programme here.


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