A Porchester primary school bags £200 of sports equipment

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A primary school from Portchester which increased competitive sport for its pupils has received £200 of sports equipment from the School Games programme.

Last year, Red Barn Community Primary School provided a wide range of competitive sport for pupils.

The sports included netball, benchball, basketball, football, gymnastics, rounders, cricket, rugby, golf and athletics.

Ali Oliver, interim chief executive officer at the Youth Sport Trust, said: ‘We would like to congratulate and thank Red Barn Community Primary School for the great job they are doing with offering competitive sport to more young people.

‘At the Youth Sport Trust we recognise and promote the value and importance of competitive school sport not only to drive physical activity levels, but also to develop young people’s life skills, character and resilience.

‘There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that indicates active young people do better in school and life.’

The programme focuses on four levels of competitive sport.

The first level is competition in schools, the other levels are competitions between schools at county/area level competitions and national events for the most talented school age athletes.

The school’s sports events calendar is packed with a variety of sporting activities planned for the rest of the academic year.

For further information, call Red Barn Community Primary School on 01329 288011.