GOLD Games Mark for St Mary's
We are delighted to announce that we,St Mary's Farnham Royal, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2022/23 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: Basketball coaching and festivals, Skateboarding days, Football matches, Dance workshops, Sporting guest speakers including ex paralympians, Expert Cricket coaching, Skipping festivals and golf competitions. With many young people competing 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.
We look forward to applying once again in 2024!
On Friday 8th December 2023, SMFR joined in with hundreds of other Schools in the country for the National Santa Dash. Our children had great fun singing carols and Christmas songs as they dashed around the playground wearing their Christmas hats donated by The Florence Nightingale Hospice. Thank you to everyone who donated to this wonderful charity. So far we have raised over £3000, an astonishing amount, which shows just how generous our families are.
Dawn Walk in memory of Raj Rana
On 21st September 2023, children and parents participated in a walk in order to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. The children were able to buy breakfast, including hot chocolate and croissants. There was a great turn out and we were able to donate £373.28 to this amazing Charity. Thank you to everyone who helped.
It is important for physical and mental health that children are active for a minimum of 60 minutes daily. With that in mind, here are a few free activity ideas to support our children and their families in staying active. (Parking fee's may apply)
PE and Sports events at SMFR
PE and Sports are important to all at SMFR and the children are given the chance to experience a wide range of events and activities across the school.
National Event Calendar
February 6th - 12th - Schools Football week
February 6th - March 20th - Rugby Six Nations
March 10th -11th - Women's Football weekend
April 27th - World Daily Mile Day
June 19th - 25th - National Sports Week
3rd -16th July - Wimbledon Tennis Championships
19th July - 20th A ugust 2023 - Womens Football World Cup
National Event Calendar
January 11th - 14th - Wheelchair Fencing World cup - Cardiff
February 2nd - March 16th - Rugby SIx Nations - Twickenham
February 5th - 11th - Schools Football week
February 25th - Carabao Cup Final - Wembley Stadium
March 1st - 3rd - World Athletics Indoor Championships - Glasgow
April 21st - London Marathon
May 25th - FA Cup final - Wembley
June 14th - July 14th - UEFA Euro 2024 - Germany
June 29th - 30th - London Grand Prix
July 1st - 14th - Wimbledon Tennis Championships