Solihull school wins sport premium award for increasing children’s physical activity

A Solihull school has won one of the prestigious Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire PE and Sport Premium Awards, as part of West Midlands PE and Sport Premium Awards, for increasing children’s physical activity.

St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in ChelmsleyWood won the award for Physical Activity and Health Enhancing Initiatives – with the school being recognised for the initiatives it has put in place to help increase physical activity.

This was aimed especially amongst previously inactive children, with the judges pleased with how Saint Anne’s ‘puts the children at the heart of movement’.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet member for Children, Education and Skills commented: “This is a great award which recognises the well-earned success of Saint Anne’s. It’s vitally important that we make sure our children are active and healthy in order to combat obesity and improve confidence and mental health.

“I’d like to congratulate St Anne’s once again for their great achievement and seeing off all the other schools in the region. After this great regional success I wish them luck pursuing the national Sports Premium Awards later this year”.