Silver Sports Award
We are delighted to announce that we, The Vine, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
Wimpole and Priory Park Cross Country running
Tag Rugby Mega Fest Tournament and Skills based activities
Football Fixtures and Tournaments for both Girls and Boys
Kwik Cricket Tournament Champions which led to competing in County Finals
Dance Share throughout Key Stage 2
Kwik Cricket Coaching in Year 1 and 3.
Lots of our young people competed in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to:
All the pupils, parents and staff who have contributed from coming to and running extra curricular clubs, to representing the school in various tournaments/competitions throughout the year and transporting children to these various fixtures. To all the pupils who have taken an active part during PE and Games and to the adults who have stimulated them within their PE learning and beyond.
We look forward to applying once again in 2019!
The British Council International School Award
The Vine Inter-Church Primary School in Cambourne has been awarded the prestigious British Council’s International School Award in recognition of its work in bringing the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates schools for exceptional work in developing international education so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.
International learning is valued by all at The Vine; it is an integral part of our curriculum. We will continue to encourage and develop citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global communities.
On hearing the news that The Vine had received the International School Award, we felt delighted that our efforts to create an inclusive international curriculum had been recognized. Through our work with the British Council, the international focus of the school has grown tremendously and we look forward to embedding this further by growing and enhancing our links with schools in Spain and Poland.
Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’
Parents and carers play an active role in enhancing and developing international learning at The Vine by sharing their cultures, beliefs and experiences with pupils in all year groups both in school time and as part of extra-curricular learning. For example, a group of parents is currently working with staff and pupils to provide dual language story sacks for use in the classrooms.
Our international learning has included in-depth studies on such themes as communities and diversity, fairtrade, migration and refugees, sustainability, WW1 and international aid projects. Every child and every member of staff from Pre-School through to Year 6 has been involved.
As part of The Vine’s international work pupils have communicated in a variety of ways with others from different countries with differing cultures, beliefs and languages. This has included building links with schools in Spain and Poland as well as a new partnership with a school in Seoul. Our partnership with Japan, started in 2009, continues with 30 students visiting each year providing a rewarding experience for all pupils with many opportunities to communicate and learn new skills.
- An international ethos embedded throughout the school
- A whole school approach to international work
- Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
- Year-round international activity
- Involvement of the wider community.
The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:
The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan. Around 5,500 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.
At the Vine we Value All of God’s Children. Our curriculum promotes diversity , our staff & Governors are trained in breaking down LGBTI barriers and children are encouraged to support difference in all its forms. In recognition of this commitment we are proud to be a Stonewall school.