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Sports Celebration

July 4, 2013

On Thursday 4th July 2013 Noadswood held their annual Sports Celebration Evening at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank ExxonMobil Fawley for their generous sponsorship allowing this event to be such as success. Over 500 pupils and their families attended this evening along with Jo Tessem, ex-Saints and Norwegian Footballer and Nigel Burt the Community Affairs Manager from ExxonMobil Fawley.

The evening started with opportunities to view the football pitch and an inspirational talk from Jo Tessem. He captured the audience by speaking about his career with a focus on the importance of education. This concluded with our Sports Ambassadors in Year 10 asking some questions that the pupils of Noadswood had previously created.

Great Britain had a fantastic year of sport in 2012 and the pupils at Noadswood have matched this! There have been many outstanding achievements that demonstrate the tremendous commitment from the pupils and the endless opportunities offered by the school. The pupils have won over 10 District and County titles this year in Athletics, Football, Rugby, Rock Challenge and Basketball engaging over 60% of the school. There were over 175 girls and boys who performed in the annual Gym and Dance Show. In addition to these brilliant practical achievements over 90% of pupils have achieved A*-C in GCSE PE, GCSE Dance and BTEC Sport over the past 4 years!

The Sports Celebration evening was the perfect opportunity to recognise these achievements and congratulate the pupils. Along with these victories each year group within each sport got awarded a manager’s player of the season, there were 8 ‘Commitment to PE’ awards, 2 ‘Young Sports Personality’ awards and finally the 2 ‘Sports Personality’ awards. We would like to thank a number of our community sports clubs and businesses for sponsoring these awards. The pupils were presented with certificates, vouchers, medals and trophies.

We at Noadswood only believe that these achievements will continue and grow next year. Finally the Noadswood PE Department would like to congratulate all of our sporting performers for this year and wish them the best of luck for next year!