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Sports Personality 2018

Sports Personality 2018

Sports Personality is our annual celebration event where selected students are invited to attend based on their participation and contribution to both PE and Sport at the college. It has evolved over the years as we have taken on board student, staff and parent feedback to make it an event that students really look forward to and where their achievements are celebrated in style.

In previous years we have hosted a formal presentation ceremony in the theatre, then following student feedback we moved to a less formal event with pizza and then various activities which we were able to provide on the evening such as Bubble Football and Bouncy Castle obstacle challenges!

This year we were able to get the best of both and had a short formal presentation followed by activities on the field with refreshments of a doughnut and squash.

We invited over 150 students across all year groups who had demonstrated their commitment to PE and Sport, taken part in clubs and fixtures, proved to be consistent role models to others, were passionate about their sport and supportive of their peers in lessons. These students are also instrumental in the success and enjoyment of lessons and the work that we do together in the PE department.

We began the evening with the presentation of awards and certificates in the theatre. Mr Gillard spoke to students and invited parents about the delights of working with our students and the wealth of talent within the room at all ages.

Like every year, deciding on a winner for the sports personality award was very difficult due to many students deserving this title. A sports personality winner is someone who is committed and passionate about sport and PE, someone who demonstrates physical talent as well as a number of other equally important characteristics including empathy, support, and encouragement. They are a role model for others, positively influential and keen to achieve. They consistently go above and beyond to raise the bar for others and help to create a competitive and encouraging environment for others to thrive in.

Mr Lyndon and Mrs Mudge presented special achievement medal awards to 20 students across the year groups who had been selected as outstanding in PE and Sport this year and certainly contenders for the SP title. The following students were presented with medals for this award;

Year 7

Otis Minto

Kieran Wells

Aiden Wells

Elise Tompkins

Isobelle Tompkins

Harry Mathews

Year 8

Joe Eaton

Travis Ratcliff

Amy Hext

Alyssa Gayle

Year 9

Maddison Davis

Phoenix Davis

Elsa Mudge

Hamish Osbourne

Tom Rogers

Year 10

Jack Gapper

Kaspar Cavalli

Year 11

Sam Eaton

Eve Rowse

Jo Anders

Miss Perring presented the SP18 runner up for KS3 which was awarded to Poppy Gronow for her outstanding commitment to both individual and team sports and her relentless determination to succeed and help others to do the same. 

Mr Gillard then presented the SP18 runner up for KS4 to Sophie Roe. Sophie has, over her time here at KEVICC, been a role model and ambassador for sport. Sophie sets incredibly high standards of work in her Theory lessons and is a true role model for her fellow students with her commitment and determination to improve in sports.

Mr Gillard then presented the SP18 winner, which was awarded to Alex Smith. Alex is a real all rounder with atenacious attitude to improve. Alex attended more extra curricular clubs than any other student and even went to some clubs which were against social trends. Alex is passionate about his sport and is a real role model for his fellow students and we look forward to seeing what else Alex can achieve in the rest of his time here at KEVICC.

Following the presentations the students were invited out onto the field to take part in a range of activities that we had specially organised for this event. This was our way of saying thank you as a department to the 150 invited students and also a celebration of their outstanding contribution and commitment to PE and Sport throughout the year.

We had a wonderful time participating in Bubble Football and the other activities. The bouncy castle challenge was certainly a highlight for many, despite the hard fought and competitive friction burns!

Congratulations to all of the students who were invited to this event and received a certificate for excellent participation and commitment to sport and PE here at KEVICC. We are so proud of you and hope that 2019 will be just as good!