Innovation Awards 2013

The Youth Sport Trust's prestigious Innovation Awards represent high quality and inspirational work in schools. The winners were announced at our 2013 Conference on Wednesday 6 February.

Award winners

Excellent Special School PE department, sponsored by Youth Sport Direct

Redwood Secondary School received the award in recognition for their commitment to providing inspiring PE lessons and sporting activities for all youngsters at the school. Through their excellent work, young people have access to a wide range of high quality opportunities and experiences, providing them with valuable life skills for the future.


Excellent secondary PE department, sponsored by Pulse Fitness

Westfield Sports College received the award in recognition for their innovative work using modern technology to excite, engage and motivate young people in PE and sport. This includes using a coaching application for the Apple ipad; Ubersense, to help students improve their performance.


Excellent PE in primary school, sponsored by Newitts

St Breock Primary School received the award in recognition for their excellent work with ensuring that all pupils enjoy three hours of PE a week and providing a huge range of fun activities that provide challenging and inspiring experiences for students.


Excellence in harnessing PE and sport as a catalyst for learning - secondary, sponsored by School Trends

Streetly Academy received the award in recognition of the range of opportunities they are providing to their students and the way they incorporated the Olympic and Paralympic values into all subjects, creating a positive ethos of behaviour in the school.


Excellence in harnessing PE and sport as a catalyst for learning - primary, sponsored by The Consortium

Cullercoats Primary School received the award in recognition for their approach to developing positive attitudes towards physical activity, including using climbing activities to increase reading and writing skills and using Aussie Rules football to improve study skills and behaviour.


Excellence in harnessing PE and sport as a catalyst for learning - infant and nursery, sponsored by The Consortium

Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School received the award in recognition for their innovative approach to providing learning experiences for youngsters, which are focused on physical activity. Their 'Earth Curriculum', which is mostly done outdoors, links learning with an activity, making it creative so pupils will remember what they have learnt.


Young person award, sponsored by Youth Sport Trust

Nathan Connelly from Oakbank School received the award in recognition for the huge amount of time he has committed to supporting activities in his school and community, including countless hours of volunteering with his school and School Sports Partnership, mentoring other leaders and leading workshops for his peers.

Sally Ann Smith from Great Baddow High School also received the award in recognition for her commitment to sport and passion for supporting others in sport, including her coaching activities across different sports before and after school, supporting swimming lessons for young people with disabilities and leading and volunteering at over 30 sports festivals.