The event held last night, which also marked the 10th anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, recognised the work of schools and the sector in promoting the central role of PE, sport, and physical activity for young people’s wellbeing.
Held at the Coventry Building Society Arena, it saw sporting stars including Hannah Cockroft OBE share her journey in a special video message since London 2012.
Ali Oliver MBE, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“The Youth Sport Trust would like to congratulate all the winners of our Inspiring Changemaker Awards 2022. They have each demonstrated a huge commitment to the central role of play, sport and physical education in young people’s recovery from the consequences of the pandemic – using it to build back wellbeing and accelerate academic progress.
“The Youth Sport Trust Annual Awards dinner took the 10th anniversary of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as its theme. It was an inspiring moment for us to come together and celebrate both the legacy of 2012 on a generation and those behind the scenes who work so hard to build brighter futures for young people through the power of sport every day. We would like to recognise and thank all the educators who have given so much to young people throughout the pandemic.”
The night was hosted by former Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey and broadcaster and retired sprinter Jeanette Kwakye MBE with nine awards in total handed out. The winners are:
Campbell CARE Award
Peter Knight (Stride Active), Hereford
Beckwith CARE Award UK
Alfriston School, Beaconsfield
Beckwith CARE Award International
Louay Ali Kadro, Shatila Refugee Camp, Lebanon
Outstanding Contribution to the Community (sponsored by Decathlon)
Falkirk’s Active Schools Coordinators & Falkirk and Grangemouth High Schools, Scotland
Outstanding Early Years Physical Literacy Practice (sponsored by Decathlon)
Bodmin Preschool, Cornwall
Outstanding Primary Practice (sponsored by Enrich Education)
Stokes Wood Primary School, Leicester
Outstanding Secondary Practice (sponsored by Ortus Energy)
Theale Green School, Theale
Outstanding Multi Academy Trust Practice (sponsored by Ortus Energy)
The GORSE Academies, Leeds
Outstanding Inclusive Practice (sponsored by Kingswood)
Olive AP Academy, Essex
The Awards evening, which Ortus Energy was headline sponsor for, preceded the Youth Sport Trust’s Inspiring Changemakers Conference which begins today at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
It will see Children’s Commissioner for England Dame Rachel de Souza give an opening address alongside other high-profile speakers. A virtual address from the Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince MP, will be made with an update on government’s new School Sport and Activity Action Plan, and the important role it sees for sport in education. Attendees will also have the chance to network, make new connections, and take part in workshops.
Follow #YSTConference and @YouthSportTrust on social media for some of the key highlights throughout the day.