Girls PE Sports Awards
The Senior Girls PE department hosted 85 guests for its first Sports Awards Evening with tremendous success. The evening was a celebration of all sports and saw the presentation of numerous awards. The guest speaker was Natalie Seymour, ex Great Britain hockey player and current Great Britain triathlete. She is a remarkable full-time athlete and having been part of the London 2012 Olympics, Natalie now takes part in Triathlons and finished as 1st overall female at the IronMan UK in June 2015.
The Service Above Self Award is for those girls who have given up their own time to assist the PE Department through coaching or officiating roles:
1st Winner - Deia Ayres. Unfortunately Deia became injured at the start of the Summer Term which forced her out of all training and competitions for the foreseeable future. However, being the resilient type, she instead took to coaching her peers and younger pupils.
2nd Winner - Kally Mudge who has sacrificed part of her own PE time to assist in junior lessons and has also given up time after school to assist with coaching and the Department are really grateful for all the time and support.
3rd Winner - Allegra Slater who is always assisting the PE Department, whether it be netball...athletics or indeed any sport and serves as a true role model to those younger than her.
The Department decided to present the Team of the Year Award to the U14 ISA Netball team who finished as runners - up in the National Finals. The team members were: Anna Worsfold, Marina Daniel, Jemma Lancaster, Deia Ayres, Jools Culross, Lana Wallis, Harriet Worthington, Ariel Specktor, Kate Webster and Jessie Lindley.
The Rising Star Award recognises the talent a young person has which may be external to our school sports but the Department acknowledges that they have high hopes for representative honours in the future.
Three years ago this Georgia Carmichael went on a Kayaking Machine at Bourne End Sports Club which she thought was fun and was subsequently invited to train at Longridge Canoe Club. All this hard training has paid off as she is currently part of the GB U16 Development Squad - the youngest in the squad. In July she did the Double - she is now: U14 K1 National Champion over Flat Water Sprint - 200m and 500m.
The Performer of the Year Award is voted for by the PE department and several names were put forward which were then short-listed until one person was left from each year group.
Year 7 - This was an extremely tough decision, with many talented youngsters but the Department felt that Kate Webster just about edged it over her peers. This pupil is extremely shy but she is very strong, brave, speedy and multi-talented. Not only is she part of the hockey, netball and athletics teams here at Claires Court, but she is also a keen cricketer outside of school.
Year 8 - Awarded to Lana Wallis who is multi-talented youngster and is highly regarded amongst her peers and the Department. Lana always gives of her best and wears a permanent smile.
Year 9 - Jemma Lancaster, is a fantastic role model to other pupils and is hugely deserved of this award. She is a delight to teach and holds a focussed head and determined approach in all competitions. She has represented the school in all teams including hockey, netball, cross country, athletics, swimming and tennis.
Year 10 - Robyn Watkins who is another hugely talented performer who has excelled this year particularly within her major sport. She has been a part of all teams and is an exceptional role model to others.
The Sports Personality of the Year awards are voted by the pupils via an online voting system making this award one of the most important as it is totally up to the voters as to who they feel the award goes to.
Year 7 winner was Emily Tapner Evans
Year 8 winner was Jessie New
Year 9 winner was Cleo Sloggett
Year 10 winner was Charlotte Webster
Jo Cox, PE Teacher said;
“For those girls who did not win an award it is without a doubt that those girls who are award winners would not have been able to do so without the support of you. Regardless of year group or sport, at Claires Court we are one big sports team, congratulations to all and many thanks for your commitment, hard work, sportsmanship and talents for what has been a tremendously successful sports season.”
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