DROITWICH Spa High School has been praised for the way it teaches sport to pupils.

The Briar Mill school is to become a Youth Sport Trust gold partner for its commitment to PE.

Youth Sport Trust partner schools can demonstrate how they are delivering high quality sport and improving the PE experience for young people. Importantly, they use sport to raise achievement levels across the school.

As a partner, Droitwich Spa High will receive additional training and development opportunities and can become involved in national education and sport initiatives.

Headteacher Mrs Natalie Waters said: “We are absolutely thrilled to become a Youth Sport Trust partner school which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences for young people through PE and school sport.

“There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and we see on a regular basis that when sport is delivered well it can transform the lives of a whole range of pupils.”