A SCHOOL in Sandhurst has been praised for using sport to promote the health of its pupils.

College Town Junior School received a national Activemark Gold award from Sport England to mark its investment in pupils' health and well-being through physical activity and sport.

The Bracknell Forest Council school is one of only 46 in England to be awarded Activemark Gold.

Sport England awards Activemark to those schools with primary aged children that demonstrate the importance of staying active and promote physical activity throughout the school.

Activemark Gold is awarded in recognition of an outstanding commitment to promoting the benefits of physical activity and school sport.

Headteacher Nigel Duncan said: "At College Town Junior School we work hard to protect a broad and balanced curriculum.

"The arts, music and sport all play a valuable role in children's education.

"We have extended our curricular and extra-curricular sporting activities, many of which are linked with the borough council's excellent Young People in Sport Scheme.

"It is very important for primary schools to develop basic co-ordination skills, which our local clubs and secondary schools can extend into sporting enjoyment for life.

"Sport England should be congratulated on this initiative which gives schools and children the simple message — get active to stay active!"

The pupils are pictured dressed up for sport with Bracknell Forest Mayor Cllr Dorothy Hayes,

headteacher Nigel Duncan and, back, PE co-ordinator Clare McMullen.