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Impact23rd January 2024

The transformative power of sports

The Ark Sport programme allows students to try new activities and have different experiences throughout the year.

Increasing our focus on sports has been transformative.

Romaine Love Deputy Head Teacher, Ark Franklin Primary Academy

Romaine Love, Deputy Head Teacher at Ark Franklin Primary Academy, explains how a focus on sports has helped students thrive…

“Increasing our focus on sports has been transformative. For some of our lowest attaining children academically, this for them is where they are now excelling – it’s been brilliant to see. Providing them with this enrichment in the school day has meant they’re now first at the gate to get into school.​

“Sports develops self-discipline, focus, that ability to listen to instructions, to regulate your emotions in high pressure situations. It’s been a driver of high standards. It’s teaching them to maintain those qualities in everything they do.”

Read more about the Ark Sport programme