Denbigh Primary School was featured on BBC Breakfast TV on Thursday 3rd November as an example of PE best practice. BBC Five Live radio also featured our school to find out more about the PE programme and how it’s affecting students.
Following the Government Whitepaper on childhood obesity, schools have been asked to promote greater levels of PE and sport at primary school. Denbigh is committed to ensuring their pupils have PE and sports sessions which are engaging and enjoyable. For the past year they have been working alongside the University of Bedfordshire to introduce a PE programme which the University developed with Virgin Active.
There has been a very positive response from our pupils who have been enjoying the additional PE lessons. Denbigh was also awarded the Association for Physical Education (AFPE) Quality Mark with Distinction in July - the only primary school in Luton to receive the national accreditation.
Tyrone West, PE leader at Denbigh Primary School, explains: “It’s really important for us that our pupils at Denbigh enjoy their PE lessons. We’re proud of the programme we’ve introduced and the feedback from pupils has been really positive. It was fantastic to be featured on breakfast TV and the radio – our pupils were really excited to see themselves on TV! We’re also looking forward to seeing the continued positive impact of the programme throughout the school year.”