Sweeping success for schools & young people at charity’s Awards

Schools, educational organisations and young people across the country have picked up prestigious national awards for using the power of PE, school sport and physical activity to change the lives of young people during the Youth Sport Trust’s 2019 Annual Conference.

Three schools, six young people and a ground breaking mental health project were named winners in the national children’s charity’s Awards.

The awards recognise and reward best practice and achievements through PE and sport by schools, colleges, organisations and young people across the UK and took place during a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 28 February.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:

The Youth Sport Trust would like to congratulate all the winners and those highly commended at the prestigious YST Conference Awards.

Each of our winners has demonstrated a huge commitment to supporting young people to be healthy both physically and mentally. They have all delivered inclusive PE and first-class programmes in school sport. We are very proud of all the winners across our seven award categories, they truly embody the mission and values of the Youth Sport Trust.

All this year’s awards were aligned to the theme of this year’s conference, ‘Transforming Education through Sport’.

Full list of awards and winners:

Campbell CARE Award - Rob Kitching and John Martin, Head Teacher Ambassadors

Beckwith CARE Award – Theo Pieczka-Garner from Shawlands Academy (Scotland)

Outstanding Secondary School Award – Durrington High School (West Sussex)

Outstanding Primary School – Stanley Grove Primary Academy (Manchester)

Outstanding SEND School – Abbey School (South Yorkshire)

Outstanding Innovation Partner – Mentally Healthy Schools Programme (Manchester)

Youth Sport Award Outstanding Achievement Award – Mia Clarke, Kacey-Lee Bulman, Jamie-Leigh Neal-Wright, Elsie Denton, and Morgan Bulman from Archbishop Sentamu Academy (Hull)

The wider Youth Sport Trust 2019 Conference took place earlier in the day on 28 February with more than 600 headteachers, school sport professionals and businesses in attendance. The event saw Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman give an opening address alongside other high-profile speakers including England Roses head coach Tracey Neville and endurance athlete Ben Smith.

Attendees also had the chance to network, make new connections, and take part in workshops.

For more information please visit www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-conference

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