BWT Sports Awards 2018
Gretton Primary School pupils won multiple awards at this year’s Brooke Weston Trust Sports Awards, organised and hosted by BWT Director of Sport Kirstie Smith.
Hundreds of pupils, parents and teachers from across the ten BWT schools attended the ceremony, held at the Corby Cube, in which students from both the primary and secondary phases were recognised for their achievements.
Finlay G won a Primary School Young Performer of the Year for showing a real passion for gymnastics and working hard to become a squad member.
Callum M won a Primary School Individual Achievement Award for being a keen gymnast who is enthusiastic and always gives 100% in PE. He loves being active and never complains about the additional challenges he faces.
Gretton’s Sports Crew won a Primary Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Award for creating their own timetable to ensure all children take part in physical activity during playtimes and lunchtimes. They have been a credit to the school and have made a real difference to PE
Gretton’s Year 5 & 6 Football Team were also high commended for the BWT Primary School Team of the Year Award for having excellent attendance at training and games, showing significant improvement, demonstrating outstanding levels of sportsmanship and performing at a high standard.
During the evening sports guest Craig Heap, retired Common Wealth Games Gold medallist and Olympic gymnast shared his inspiration story and led a competition to see who out of Compass’ very own Mr Hall and KSA’s Mr Haywood could do a handstand for the longest period. Northampton Saints Hooker Mike Haywood also took part in a question and answer session with the students.
The special guests handed out over 20 awards to students throughout the evening. All nominees were invited onto the stage whilst the audience were told about their sporting achievements. Each of the nominees received a certificate for their hard work and success.
Kirstie Smith said: ‘This is a very special evening to celebrate the sporting achievements of our pupils from across our trust family of schools. The awards this year have been purposely timed to take place during National School Sport Week (NSSW), where our schools have been celebrating the role of play and sport in education.
‘We at the BWT firmly believe that outstanding Physical Education has a direct impact on whole school improvement, through raising aspiration, and ultimately achievement, for our learners. Unlike any other subject in the curriculum, Physical Education has a unique role in promoting core life values; this is essential to develop our young people’s physical literacy, educating them on leading a healthy, active, lifestyle.
‘Every young person within our Trust has the right to achieve their potential within PE, to ensure we reach this goal we need to collectively share our focus, engaging and developing all pupils, from our less active to our gifted and talented. To achieve this, we need to provide them with opportunities that will cater for their individual sporting and academic needs.
‘The Director of Sport Role/Sport Strategy aims to develop a unity that ensures the Brooke Weston Trust is recognised as outstanding for Sport & Physical Education across all of our schools. This can only be achieved by having a unified approach - meaning we can drive progress forwards more effectively, from developing outstanding practice, to creating inter-school events; wider resource development that would ensure every school is getting the best provision possible. I know that uniting the trust’s Sport & Physical Education Departments & PE Coordinators has ensured that we are achieving so much more together.
‘It is wonderful to hear about the sporting achievements across our student body through the sports awards evening. We are so fortunate to have so many talented pupils who are being encouraged to explore sport and excel. I hope that everyone who attended had an enjoyable evening celebrating the best in Brooke Weston Trust Sports.
‘Thank our guests, principals, teacher and parents for supporting these awards and to all our student for their amazing sporting efforts this year.’
During the evening there were messages of support and congratulations from sports stars including former KSA pupil Sean Dyche, who is now Burnley FC Manager, England Rugby Player Ben Youngs and Team GB Swimmer Hannah Miley.
Corby Business Academy and Thomas Clarkson Academy’s dance students also performed a range of routines and the BWT Sports Ambassadors assisted with duties, helping students and parents to find their seats and provided support to the awards organisation team.
Thank you to all those involved who made the evening a great success.