Last chance to enter the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards 2012
- Tue 6th Nov '12
Time is running out for teachers across the UK to enter the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards 2012, with the entry deadline only 3 weeks away (30 November).
The Awards, which have two categories: Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year, celebrate the successful way secondary schools are using sport to inspire young people, thanks to their involvement in Sky Sports Living for Sport, an initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.
The Awards offer schools across the UK, who have registered and delivered a Sky Sports Living for Sport project during the 2011/12 academic year, the chance to bring to light their sporting journeys and share their stories of success.
New to 2012 is the School of the Decade award. Chosen by the judges, this unique award recognises the outstanding success of a school that over the past 10 years has used Sky Sports Living for Sport to motivate, inspire and enhance students’ life skills and attainment.
Olympic gold medal winning sprinter and Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador, Darren Campbell MBE, will lead the judging panel to help decide this year’s 12 student regional finalists. The chosen finalists will all be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in early 2013 where the overall UK student winner will be crowned.
Darren said: “I am delighted that so many teachers across the UK have responded to the opportunity to gain public recognition for their students and colleagues hard work – and win some great prizes for their school. With so many schools registered for the initiative it isn’t going to be easy to whittle it down to just 12 regional winners!”
The regional finalists will each receive a £50 sports voucher, a year’s free Sky Sports subscription for the student and school, a trophy and certificate, as well as the chance to be interviewed by a Sky Sports film crew. The school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £500 towards their next Sky Sports Living for Sport project. All regional finalists and their teachers will be invited to attend the Awards ceremony where the overall UK winner will be announced.
In addition to the finalist prizes, the Student of the Year 2012 will receive a £100 sports voucher. His or her school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £2,000 towards their school’s next Sky Sports Living for Sport project.
The Teacher of the Year 2012 and two runner-ups will win £2,000 and £1,000 respectively towards their school’s next project. In addition, all three Teacher of the Year finalists will each receive a year’s free Sky Sports subscription, a trophy and certificate.
To nominate students and teachers, all teachers need to do is go to the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards page and download the application form.
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Leicestershire-based PE teacher, Lesley Reynolds of Brockington College in Enderby, has today been named the Sky Sports Living for Sport Teacher of the Year 2012.