October 25th, 2016

Shrubland Street School wins three national awards and a cheerleading championship

Updated: 8:21 am, Jun 26, 2015

THE FEET of everyone at Shrubland Street Primary School have barely touched the ground after they scooped three national awards and a cheerleading championship.

The Leamington primary school picked up the Arts and Humanities prize, the Healthy school of the year title and the Science, Technology and Engineering team of the year at the TES Schools Awards in London.

Celebrating the commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK, the awards are made up of 17 categories.

And having narrowly missed out on the Science prize last year, the Shrubland Street school was delighted to walk away with three of the four titles they had been shortlisted for.

The school then topped off a weekend of success when its cheerleading team – Shrub Street Superstars – won the KS2 Pom Dance at the UKCA National Schools’ Cheerleading Championships 2015 on Saturday (June 20).

And on Monday (June 22) more than 100 pupils aged between five and 11 bagged the Warwickshire and Coventry Cheerleading at KS1, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 events.

Headteacher David Farrar said he was “very proud” of the school’s achievements.

He told The Observer: “In 2014 the school was shortlisted for the Science award and this year we were shortlisted for four awards – an incredible achievement in itself.

“To win three on the night was unbelievable but it’s also a fair reflection of the hard work and creative teaching across the curriculum that engages pupils within the school.

“We were overjoyed at the recognition we received and the teams within the school are now inspired to develop their practice further.

“We may be a small school in the heart of Leamington but the activities within are planned to challenge all children to do their best and the TES awards confirmed this.”

Speaking about the school’s sporting success, he added: “Our cheerleaders became National Champions thanks not only to their hard work and a brilliant coach but also to the commitment and dedication of parents, who fund-raised to make sure we could afford to get to Manchester.

“All in all, it has been a bit of a weekend and the feet of all our pupils, parents and staff haven’t touched the ground yet!

“I am incredibly proud and would like to thank everyone who has played a part in our recent successes.”