For the fourth successive year, the PE department hosted a Sports Awards evening to celebrate the achievements of individual students and teams over the last 12 months. The event has gone from strength-to-strength and this year on 24th June, the awards evening bigger than ever with over 80 students attending with their families.
Paralympic Triathlete, David Hill, joined students and staff as the guest speaker for this year’s celebration and gave us all a valuable and fascinating insight into dealing with personal challenges and committing to professional sport. David is currently waiting to find out if he will be selected for the 2016 Olympics in Rio this summer and he was the perfect guest to inspire students to succeed in their own sport.
Over 80 awards were given out with the annual and main awards going to the following:
Senior Sportsman of the Year – Lewis Locke (Year 13)
For his outstanding leadership as 1st XV captain and also being selected to represent South West U18s for rugby.
Junior Sportsman of the Year – Lewis Drewett (Year 9)
Lewis was awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’ for both rugby and football for the Year 9 teams respectively; scored 145 points in 27 games of rugby; and scored in every school football match. Lewis also broke the school record for shot put during Sports Day this year.
Team of the Year – Year 9 Rugby
Narrowly beating the senior football team, the Year 9 rugby team were crowned ‘Team of the Year’ after winning 26 of 27 games and being crowned EDF County Champions at Kingsholm.
Team Player of the Year – Jack Hamilton (Year 9)
This was a new award this year; it was awarded to the student who has represented the school the most throughout the year across a range of various sports. Jack showed commitment and effort almost every week with regards to training and representing the school. Playing in the rugby, football, cricket, athletics and table tennis teams.
Mr Hart was his usual entertaining self and Mr Bawden gave a very clear picture of the future of the department. A big thank you and farewells were also given to Mr Hamilton, who is leaving us in the summer to join Wycliffe College, and Chloe Barton and Lauren McGowan, who have both finished a very successful year as our first ever PE apprentices.
It has been a remarkably successful year for PE and school sport at The Crypt School. Alongside the Year 9 rugby success, Years 9, 10 and 11 were all crowned district football champions and the senior football team was triumphant in the County Cup final. It was also another successful year for athletics with the intermediate boys finishing fourth in the whole of the south west region and narrowly missing out on the national final.
The PE department would like to thank all students and parents for attending the Awards Ceremony and the CSA for supplying refreshments during the interval.
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