‘Blazing the Trail’ is the Gateshead School Sport Partnership’s London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic programme. It uses the values set by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement which can be applied to education and to society as a whole. These values are as follows:
It is these values that underpin the London 2012 Programme ‘Blazing the Trail’. The programme has been designed to help to inspire the young people of Gateshead make a positive change in their lives and communities. ‘Blazing the Trail’ comprises of various inter-related but discrete ‘pick and choose’ programmes/ events. Through involvement in these programmes and attendance at different events schools will be able to achieve 7 different ‘Value’ Marks. Schools will be awarded an overarching ‘Blazing the Trail’ Kite Mark if they achieve five or more ‘Value’ marks.
I am very proud and happy to report that Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School have been awarded Gold for the Blazing the Trail Kite Mark as a result of achieving all seven value marks. This prestigious accolade is proof of our commitment to allowing all of our children to be the very best they can be in sport, fair play, fitness and health.
A huge well done to all of our children who have made this possible. Below are the seven awards for each value mark. Our school is soon to receive the official Gold Kite Mark framed certificate, which will be on display in school.