In 2012 the year London hosted the Olympics, Knight's Academy basketball team won gold in the London school youth games and won silver nationally. This year Knight's Academy have made the decision to no longer finance the basketball programme essentially cancelling all teams and training. What happened to the Olympic legacy?
The boys who play in these teams are dedicated and hard working and deserve their commitment and skill to be recognised and honoured by their school, they are the most successful sporting team at Knight's which is a sporting Academy.
This is a quote from Knight's mission statement regarding sport:
'We will pursue excellence for all in PE & Sport and excellence through PE & Sport. We will raise standards of achievement in PE and Sport for all our students. We will use the power of PE & Sport to enhance their academic, personal and social development. We will increase their self-esteem, infuse them with a sense of pride in their successes, encourage them to strive for improvement, motivate them to achieve more and thus raise their standards of attainment in all areas of the curriculum.'
Please join us in petitioning the Head of Knight's to reverse this decision and honour their statement in relation to all of their pupils, not just some.