Sponsored by Westholme School, this award is given to a Primary School that has excelled in school sport and physical activity over the last 12 months. Community links and the impact of sport has made them stand out over the year.
The Primary School of the Year 2018 was The Redeemer Primary School.
This Platinum Marked school offers students links to a variety of sporting clubs including gymnastics, football, rugby, ballet, tennis and kick boxing. A member of the sporting staff spends one afternoon a week working one to one with the gifted and talented children and also the least active children to help develop them and engage them in sport. The school offers children two, one hour PE sessions per week, a daily 15-minute mile challenge and after school clubs which are available four nights a week. The school has had many successes in local competitions due to the dedication of the staff and pupils attending trials and training sessions. They are the only school in Blackburn with Darwen to achieve the Platinum Sainsbury’s Kite Mark, placing them in the top 0.5% of the country.