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Pupils and staff at the Corsham Primary School have been celebrating their achievement following their contribution to the three national awards covering a range of subject, as judged by a series of visitors to the school.

“Firstly we achieved the Healthy Schools Gold award which recognises achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of pupils,” explained Kerry Parker, the head of school at the Corsham Primary’s Broadwood site. “The assessors noted that the children and staff at Corsham Primary show a culture of promoting physical, social, emotional and mental health, and equipping pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. They also could see that our school is successful in supporting pupils to do their best and build on their achievements.

“We were also awarded a Distinction for the PE Quality Mark for the second time. The visitors were very impressed with lessons, schemes of work being used, achievement of results and an increase in activity levels both in and outside of class. Both pupils and staff are keen to keep healthy bodies and minds.

“The third celebration was for achieving the Silver Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA), again for the second time. This award is run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum. Our pupils are aware of their rights and how take responsibility in their society.

“We are very proud of everyone, with a big thank you in particular to the staff who have facilitated all of these achievements.”