The 23rd November saw the return of the annual Sports Awards evening which takes place in conjunction with our partners at North West Leicestershire District Council, North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance and Sponsors from local businesses across the district. The awards evening acknowledges the contribution teachers, volunteers and coaches make to sport in the local area and also the achievements of teams, clubs, schools and individuals.

During the awards schools were also recognised for their achievement in relation to the School Games Mark. In total 23 schools attended the event collecting a range of awards from bronze, silver and gold School Games Mark awards. Schools were also shortlisted for awards on the evening these awards were:

School Team of the Year

Willesley Primary School Yr3/4 Quad Kids Team

  • The quad kid’s team have worked hard all summer term, training on a weekly basis and giving up their lunchtimes.
  • The team won their area SSP competition and went on to represent the area at the School Games Championships and won Gold.
  • The team showed resilience, determination and commitment throughout by attending several extra training sessions to improve their personal performance.

Ashby School Badminton Team

  • The boys won the county championships then went on to the regional finals and won that event too.
  • Finished 6th place ranking in the National competition and 6th best in the whole country.

Ashby Ivanhoe Year 7/8 Girls Hockey Team

  • The team successfully advanced from the local schools hockey competition to represent the area across the county.
  • The girls went on to win the competition and were crowned Team Leicestershire champions.
  • A strong sense of fair play embodied the team throughout, with the girls interacting in the right manner both on and off the pitch

Primary School of the Year

Whitwick St John the Baptist CE Primary School

  • As part of their membership to the NWLSSP it has competed in at least 28 partnership competitions, entering 55 teams, with 168 girls and 263 boys taking part in at least 20 different sports.
  • The school has been a venue for CPD for teachers within the partnership and this year the school has gained the Gold Sports Mark award for the very first time demonstrating the high quality of provision.
  • Area competition first places in Gymnastics Key Steps 1, Gymnastics Key Steps 3, Year 4/5 Badminton and Year 3/4 Tri-Golf.

Swannington Church of England Primary School

  • Every child in the school has taken part in one or more competition across 15 different sports.
  • We have recently started an adult fitness session on Thursday evenings which is regularly attended by parents and members of the local community.
  • Reached the NW Leicestershire finals in Basketball and Dodgeball as well as winning medals at the NW Leicestershire Area Athletics Championships.

Donisthorpe Primary School

  • The school has gained the Gold Sports Mark award, progressing from Bronze, then Silver over the last 3 years.
  • The Girls Football team won the Year 5/6 tournament, despite some players never having played competitive football nor represented the school before.
  • Recognising that not everyone is able to take part in after-school sports clubs, the children organised a lunch time club, contributing to 96% of KS2 children taking part in a sports club during the year.

Secondary (High & Upper) School of the Year

Ashby School

  • Badminton Boys U16’s, County Winners, Regional Winners, and ranked 6th best team in the country.
  • Winners at county level at Rugby Girls U15’s, Football Boys U16’s, Dodgeball Boys U16’s. Netball U16’s and U18’s- Charnwood League winners, County Champions
  • Trampolining Mixed U16’s- County Winners, Regionally ranked 4th place. 3 students accepted onto the county wide leadership programme for the most talented sports leaders

Newbridge High School   

  • Winners of NWLSSP Year 9 Sportshall Athletics event and winners of the NWL KS3 Boy’s and Girl’s Badminton League.
  • The school and its pupils support the NWLSSP in providing equipment, facilities and volunteers to support events, without which some events would be unable to run.

 Ivanhoe College

  • Ivanhoe’s students won several events at a Saffron Lane Athletics event meaning they moved on to represent the Leicestershire county team.
  • Achieved a Silver School Games Mark Award for the year.
  • The year 7/8 Girls Hockey Team were crowned Team Leicestershire champions.

The winners on the night were Whitwick St John Primary School, Ashby School and Willesley Year 3/4 Quadkids Team, congratulations to all those who were nominated

The schools who attended the night were also inspired by the attendance of Rebekah Tiler who spoke regarding her success in representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympics, the children were also wowed by guest entertainment Pedal Power vs Parkour who showed off their BMX and parkour skills!

 

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