Sports Crew Training

Earlier this term some children from year 5 and 6 went over to the Marsh Academy to train as Sports Crew members. The children looked at how to put on mini competitions during lunch times whilst developing children’s sporting skills. All the children had to plan an activity as a small group and then demonstrate and explain it to children from another school, before getting them to complete the activity and scoring them to find a winner! They discussed ways they could make the activity more challenging and less challenging for different ages and abilities.

The children are now keen to implement their new skills and will be supporting children on both KS1 and KS2 playgrounds at lunchtimes in the near future.

Keep an eye for photos of them leading these activities.

Gold School Games Award

We have been awarded the School Games Mark Gold award.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Sainsbury’s New Romney customers have helped to donate Active Kids equipment and experiences across the Marsh area.

Colleagues from Sainsbury’s New Romney paid a visit to St. Nicholas Primary Academy to see their new equipment they had purchased with their Active Kids vouchers.


Pupils and teachers from St. Nicholas Primary School are celebrating after receiving this year’s Active Kids equipment. On Monday 19th October, colleagues from Sainsbury’s New Romney attended a PE class to see the new equipment.

St. Nicholas Primary School was the top collecting organisation local to New Romney and had collected over 30,000 vouchers. The school had been able to purchase a bundle of equipment including rugby balls, skipping ropes, beanbags, tennis rackets, camping sets, zigzag tunnels, as well as equipment used in both junior and infant playgrounds during lunchtime.

The school has been registered to the Active Kids scheme for over 8 years and Hilary Andrews, School Business Manager at St. Nicholas Primary School said:

“Customers at Sainsbury’s New Romney have been really supportive this year and it’s great to be a top collecting organisation. The scheme has helped us teach the benefits of a healthier more active lifestyle to hundreds of children over the last few years and we’re really looking forward to using the new equipment.”

Fiona Cockerill, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s New Romney added:

“We’ve had a fantastic response at St. Nicholas Primary School, seeing the pupils with their new equipment. It’s brilliant to see the benefits of the scheme. We look forward to working with the school in the future.”