Highfields hosted its second PE Legacy Awards honouring the efforts and achievements of the school’s sporty students.
The event, which took place on July 12th, was staged following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event to celebrate the wealth of sporting talent at Highfields in a range of categories, including Sports Person of the Year, Sports Team of the Year and Elite Performer.
This year the categories were extended to honour a wider variety of students, including the addition of an award for Dancer of the Year (for KS3 and KS4) as well as a Year 11 GCSE PE Contribution Award.
The guest speaker on the night was long-distance runner Rob Pope, who made records for becoming the first person to run across the USA four times in one year. He presented the accolades in front of family and friends and took part in a domino challenge. Invited guests were also entertained with performances by members of Highfields Barefoot Dance Group, GCSE Dance students and members of the school’s Gymnastics team.
PE teacher, Ms L Stevenson, who organised the event, said: “We are overwhelmed with superb commitment, strong leadership and outstanding personal performances at Highfields. We were delighted to stage our second PE Legacy Awards to celebrate students’ achievements, efforts and commitment to sport. It was another fantastic evening that ended the school term on a high. Congratulations to all of our nominees and students who won awards.”
Big winners on the night included Daniel Foster, Kiah Townsend, Mia Cashmore, Leah Roberts, Emily Kilmister and Vishal Patel, who each won the Sports Person of the Year award for their Year group. The Under 13 Girls’ Athletics team took the Sports Team of the Year accolade.