School sport awards seek nominees

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Secondary school teachers across the UK are being asked to nominate candidates for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year Awards 2011.

The Awards celebrate the successful ways in which secondary schools are using sport to inspire young people, and this year a new Award has been created to recognise the teacher who has gone the extra mile in helping their students get the most out of sport.

All students and teachers who have participated in or run a Sky Sports Living for Sport project this academic year are eligible for nomination. The scheme, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, aims to help teachers encourage pupils to get more involved in activities and benefit from trying new sports.
Olympic gold medal winning sprinter, Darren Campbell, will lead the judging panel to decide the twelve regional finalists who will be invited to a ceremony at a major sporting venue in January 2012, where an overall UK winner will be crowned.

As featured in SEN Magazine (SEN 52, May/June 2011), winners of the 2010 Awards included fifteen-year-old Matthew Taylor from Essex, who is an accomplished BMX rider and has a visual impairment, and Stephen Kewley, seventeen, from Liverpool who is striving to be part of the 2012 Great Britain Paralympic wheelchair basketball team.

To nominate students or to register for the scheme, visit:
www.skysports.com/livingforsport

 

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