In 2012, we launched PRIDE, this simply outlines Tong High School's values; Positivity, Respect,Innovation, Determination and Excellence. Having a set of shared values helps to enhance culture and ethos, not only within the school but wider into the community.
Children and young people who attend or take part in Accelerate programmes or activities are encouraged and rewarded for demonstrating PRIDE
Inspired by the future decade of sport across the UK, National Governing Bodies of Sport, health organisations and County Sports Partnerships are working more closely than ever to involve as many young people in sport and physical activity as possible. Never before have there been so many opportunities to be involved in school sport!
The world is a competitive place with challenges and pressures on all our lives to stand out from the crowd or to be successful. What better place to learn then the lessons of what it takes to be your best, to be creative and to accept winning and deal with losing than school sport? The School Games is all about being the best you can be.
To help with this, there are a set of values developed by young people called the Spirit of the Games. The values are self belief, honesty, teamwork, respect, determination and passion.
In order to provide more competitive sporting opportunities, a key focus is to give more young people responsibility within sport. Whether it is as a player, reporter or referee, the Sainsbury's School Games provide an excellent opportunity for all young people to make a positive and active contribution to their school.
Positive aspirations and attitudes to learning
The Spirit of the Games Values focus on personal excellence through competition. The six values shown below were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around.
These values have been successfully applied by schools to developing a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills with their students based on sporting experiences, scenarios and attitudes.
Change4Life Sports Clubs are a new type of extracurricular sports club. They are designed to increase physical activity levels in children who tend to be less active:
• Use multi-sport themes (primary) or alternative school sports (secondary)
• Use the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
• Respond to what children want
• Help to establish a habit of regular participation
• Develop a real sense of belonging
• Work to encourage changes in behaviour relating to key health outcomes (including healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health