A HIGH school has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in Physical Education.

Bury Church of England High School has received a Best Practice Award in PE by the North Western Counties Physical Education Association.

Paddy Connolly, Bury CofE High School’s head of PE, said: “The department has fantastic students that really buy into the wide-ranging extra-curricular programme and take part in all of our lunch and after school activities.

“This award shows we’re working really hard and this is an award for the whole staff, department and parents who provide us with so much support.”

In the last academic year the school has enjoyed a wealth of sporting success including with the under 15’s girls football team who reached the final of the Greater Manchester County Cup and lost narrowly to a late goal. while the under 12’s boys football were double winners of Bury Schools Central Venue Football League. Many of the school’s teams also represented Bury at the GM School Games.