THE Bridlington School Sports Partnership, which covers primary and secondary schools right across the East Riding, from Bridlington to South Holderness, held its annual Sports Awards at Longcroft School, Beverley.
Students from primary and secondary schools across the area were nominated by their own teachers’ for awards over six categories, including: Outstanding Individual Performance in Physical Educatiion; Outstanding Individual Performance in Sport; Support in a Voluntary Leadership/Volunteer Role; Outstanding Commitment to Out of School Hours Learning in P.E and School Sport; Outstanding School Team and Sports Personality of the Year.
The event was organised by Angel Sanderson, school games organiser based at Bridlington School, and included a very inspiring presentation from Chris Cook, Great Britain Olympic swimmer.
He spoke about how he overcame personal challenges to become a successful swimmer who represented Britain at European, Commonwealth and World Championships and Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Olympics.
From Bridlington School, Gina Neesom (Year 8) and Lewis Murray (Year 7) were both runners-up in the category of Outstanding Individual in PE.
Charlotte Jarvis (Year 9), Molly Hoggard (Year 10), Kaelum Green (Year 10), Blain Nicholson (Year 11) and Michael Smith (Year 13) were Runners-up in the Outstanding Individual in Sport category, with Kier Herrgesell (Year 10) winning second place overall.
In the Support in a Voluntary Leadership Role category, Hannah Morris and Charlie Hendlesby (Year 13) were both runners-up and Jordan Gilbey (Year 13) won second place overall.
Tim Kendrick (Year 12) won second place overall in the Outstanding Commitment to Out of Hours School Learning.
There were also many runners-up and winners from local schools, including Burlington, Martongate, Flamborough, Bay, Kilham, Kings Mill Special School and Headlands School.
At the end of the evening, many of the young people had their photograph taken with Chris Cook, who also brought along his 2012 Olympic Torch to show them and this was a lovely end to the evening for all the students who had been nominated.