Percy Shurmer Awarded Gold By School Games For PE

Percy Shurmer Academy is proud to announce that we have been awarded Gold by School Games for the sport coaches, pupils and the schools commitment to sport. It has been a wonderful year of sport at Percy and one that we want to continue and build on this year. Well done Percy!

The Big Read BookBench Trail Coming To Birmingham

Over 170 BookBench sculptures, decorated by young people in the West Midlands as part of The Big Read, a unique arts project to promote literacy development, will be on public display in Birmingham and beyond from 16th July until 13th September this summer.

The free Big Read trail will officially open during CBBC’s jam-packed Awesome Authors weekend at the Library of Birmingham and Centenary Square on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July. A number of BookBenches will take centre stage in children’s workshops and will be on display at the event, which will also feature some of the UK’s best-loved authors including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and CBBC’s biggest stars.

For eights weeks over the summer, benches shaped as open books, individually designed by nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups in the region, will be exhibited inside libraries, galleries, museums, cultural venues and book shops. There is also a whole host of literary-themed events and activities taking place around the displays to spark everybody’s interest in reading and writing.

School Games Bronze Kitemark Press Release (October 2015)

Percy Shurmer Academy in Birmingham is celebrating after being recognised for its commitment to competitive sport by achieving the Bronze School Games Mark award.

The School Games, which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England, and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, provide a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country by encouraging them to take part in competitive school sport.

The Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented school age athletes.

To recognise good practice schools are encouraged to apply for the Mark to celebrate their achievement and Percy Shurmer Academy has been successful in achieving the Bronze Award.

Over the last year Percy Shurmer Academy has taken part in a range of competitive sporting opportunities. Over the course of 2015/16 we hope this will continue, as we offer our children a wide variety of sporting opportunities.