The Lower School Sports Achievements Awards were held in Constance Green Hall on the evening of Tuesday 12 July. Over 150 pupils were in attendance from Years 7-9 along with their family members. All the pupils had contributed to school sport in one way or another. Pupils were invited as they were a part of a variety of successful teams nominated by their teacher. It was brilliant to reflect on all the sporting achievements of our students over the past year in sports including Athletics, Squash, Football, Netball, Cricket, Basketball, Rounders and Hockey.
Everyone who has contributed to sport in any way received a mention for the teams they were part of and a medal from our special guest Paul Stansfield who is Director at Harrogate Town Academy. Paul also handed out awards to those who had made an Outstanding Contribution to School Sport in each year group, the Year 9s who were the most improved over the last three years and to the Team of the Year! Congratulations to the following recipients of these awards.
For an Outstanding Contribution to Sport the awards went to: Immy Hartley and India Gooden (Year7) and Aaron Robson and Josh Taylor (Year 7), Jess Warren and Eliza Henry (Year 8), John Regnier (Year 8), Elena Dickson (Year 9) Otis Baker, Sam Grass and Ollie Holdsworth (Year 9)
For Outstanding Progress in PE and Sport, the awards went to Grace Brierley (Year 9) and Will Daniels (Year 9)
The Team of the Year was awarded to the Key Stage 3 Squash Team which is; Archie King, Adam Smith, James Townley, Tommy Simpson, Thomas Taylor and Elliot Campbell.
Paul Stansfield gave a speech talking about the benefits of sport to young people and how above all taking part in sport helps to teach resilience and how this is one of the most important skills we need in life. Congratulations to everyone who takes part in sport at St. Aidan’s and a huge thanks to Mr Strover and our fabulous PE department who have worked tirelessly on extra – curricular sport across the school over the last academic year.