The Youth Sport Trust would like to congratulate Nottingham Girls' Academy from the Greenwood Academies Trust for winning the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) 2016 Character Award for the East Midlands.
The academy won the award for its use and adaptation of the Youth Sport Trust’s My Personal Best (My PB) initiative. My PB uses secondary curriculum PE to teach young people vital character traits like resilience, responsibility, integrity and empathy. Through professional training and support, all members of a PE teaching team reflect upon, challenge and refresh their own practice.
Character education at Nottingham Girls' Academy is centred around the My PB whole school programme and aims to ensure students become confident, compassionate and articulate individuals with the skills to support them through the rest of their lives.
Key character traits are promoted by what is called “a six R platform”. The six R’s are; resilience, reflection, reasoning, respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.
Dominic Judge, Assistant Director of Schools at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“At the Youth Sport Trust we believe passionately that PE and school sport are uniquely placed to support the development of well rounded young people and can support the development of the skills they will need in the world of work.
It is fantastic to see Nottingham Girls' Academy pick up this prestigious award and recognises their commitment to My PB and how they are helping to develop the character traits and resilience of their young people.