Luton schools win sporting recognition

Two students from Lealands High School, Luton show off their School Games Kitemark certificate Photo: Luton Borough Council

Four schools in Luton have been praised for their commitment to the development of competition after earning the School Games Kitemark. Launched this year, the Kitemark is evidence of schools that put particular efforts into encouraging their pupils to take part in competitive sport.

Lealands and Denbigh High Schools all earned Kitemark awards, as well as Leagrave Junior School and Challney High School for Girls.Schools that want to achieve the Kitemark award have to commit to a variety of criteria, including offering a competitive sports day each year, having a dedicated notice board promoting sports activities and offering opportunities for less active and disabled children to take regularly part in sport.

“We are really pleased to have received this award which recognises the superb sporting opportunities available to Lealands’ students and the very hard work of our PE and Sports department.”

– John Burridge, Headteacher, Lealands High School

“Following an amazing summer of sport in the UK, it is great that Luton’s schools are really working hard to promote competitive sport and to encourage everyone to get involved.”

– Cllr Waheed Akbar, Portfolio Holder for children’s services, Luton Borough Council