PUPILS at Hilperton Church of England Primary School are celebrating after becoming the first school in west Wiltshire to be awarded the gold award in the Sainsbury’s School Games this year.

Hilperton School has developed a Sports Council as part of the award, which plays a vital role in voicing the opinions of students at the school when it comes to sporting matters.

They have also implemented lunch time sporting activities, organised and run sporting afternoons and have conducted questionnaires to evaluate the success of sporting initiatives.

Year 6 Sports Ambassador Alfie said: “It has been great leading the sports activities and helping the younger children develop their skills.”

In order to achieve gold accreditation, the school has provided all pupils with two hours of physical education each week and engaged at least 60 per cent of pupils in extra-curricular sporting activities including cross-country, cricket and dance.

They offer pupils a wide range of opportunities to compete both in curriculum lessons and in the wider community, while children have also competed in a range of different sporting competitions

Headteacher Vicki Cann said: “Achieving Gold in the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark is a reflection of our commitment to school sport and physical education.”