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Awards for sporting success at Herne Bay High School

Year 8 students at Herne Bay High School with their colours awards

Year 8 students at Herne Bay High School with their colours awards

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MORE than 100 students at Herne Bay High School attended at least five different PE clubs during the year.

They were awarded bronze, silver or gold Sports Stars at an awards evening to celebrate hard work, excellence and commitment in sports.

Another 45 pupils also received Colours Awards for representing the school in four or more sports.

Nicky Bourne, Director of Sports College, said: “The evening is our chance as a PE department to reward our students’ commitment – whether for representing the school in competitive sport, or for commitment to an active lifestyle through recreational participation.

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“We value both at HBHS and seeing such high numbers achieving awards makes our job worthwhile.”

The awards were presented by Great Britain long-jumper JJ Jegede, who told students and their parents how he was a keen footballer until he was persuaded by his PE teacher to try athletics.

The school’s newly formed Boys Vocal Choir opened the evening and there were also performances by the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after school club and mixed dance company. Parents and students watched videos of the sporting highlights of the school year including the Queen’s Baton Relay visit to HBHS in June.

Among the awards was the Brian Steele Olympic Values award, presented to a student who has demonstrated the Olympic values of respect, excellence, and friendship in their attitude to school and particularly PE and sport. It went to Joe Holland, who completed Year 13 last year and is now studying PE and sports science at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Nicky said: “Joe is an ambassador and role model to all younger students through his volunteering and sports leadership.

“He set up and ran a sports leadership programme in morning registration time where he, and fellow sixth formers trained younger pupils to be effective sports leaders.

“He also excelled with maximum grades in his BTEC Sports courses and recently won 2 national awards, the Edexcel BTEC Sport “Student of the Year” award, and the Youth Sport Trust “Outstanding Young Person” award.”

Award winners:

Sports Leader in School: Megan Washington – Yr13

Sports Leader in the Community: Phoebee Green – Yr12

Sports Leader in Partnership: Joe Holland – Yr13

Outstanding Dance Leaders: Ben Curtis & Jake Ashby – Yr11

The Mat Parsons Active Lifestyle Award: Nathan Waddingham – Yr10

Outstanding Commitment to PE & Sport: Chrystal Ferguson – Yr7

Outstanding Achievement in PE & Sport: Oliver Dickson – Yr10

Outstanding Achievement in Outdoor & Adventurous Activities: Angus Wilson – Yr8

Olympic Values Award – Joe Holland Yr13

Team of the Year – Year 10 Boys Football Team – District Champions

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