The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils at the school just last week.
The School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities. They also encourage the sporting links between schools and the communities around them.
“I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at Clyde Valley HS for putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of the school. They should be proud of this fantastic achievement.”
“We are building a world-class sporting system for everyone, and a crucial part of that is putting young people at the centre of our efforts. Working with our partners in local authorities and governing bodies of sport, we are creating closer links between physical education, school sport and club sport, which benefits young people by providing more and better opportunities to take part in sport.”
To achieve a bronze or silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. However, to gain gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.
The Young People’s Sports Panel were central in the development of the School Sport Award which means that young people were able to input at the earliest opportunity.
The award will help ensure that quality physical education and school sport is at the heart of each school and its wider community. They will also encourage schools to ensure there are opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential in this area.
The school would like to thank Miss Clare McCrory, formerly of Clyde Valley High School, and David Kennedy, Active Schools Coordinator, for their hard work over the last two years both gathering evidence and working with pupils in extra-curricular activities. Their efforts, along with a change in the PE curriculum this year, ensured that the school were awarded the gold standard.