Bebington High Sports College PE Department attended the Wirral School Games Award Evening at The Village Hotel in Bromborough. The School Games Mark Award recognises and rewards Schools for their commitment to, and development of, competition, school sport and Physical Education. For the second year running Bebington High Sports College achieved the highest award available, the Gold award, the only mainstream Secondary School on the Wirral to achieve this accolade. The Department have achieved the Gold Award for the second year running by further developing their PE provision and hosting numerous competitions throughout the year. This enables their fantastic Sports Leaders to put their skills to good use, and gives over 3000 Primary aged children the opportunity to engage in competition and use the fantastic sports facilities the School has to offer. Head of PE Paul Connolly and School Games Organiser Mike Hawkins attended the event to collect the award.
Mr Connolly said 'I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the PE Department. This recognises our commitment to PE and School Sport, excellent teaching and results, extra-curricular provision, sports leadership, links with local sports clubs, Gifted and Talented provision, Special Educational Needs and Disability provision, Inter-house sport and enrichment activities. The PE Department work extremely hard to provide a plethora of opportunities for our young people. Our students are always the most important people in the School and are at the heart of everything we do'.
The awards evening is coordinated by the three School Games Organisers (SGOs) in Wirral. Bebington High Sports College, along with Clare Mount Sports College and the Birkenhead Park School employ the SGOs. They are responsible for the development of competitive sport within and between all schools in Wirral and as part of a county-wide team provide the Merseyside School Games each year. Additionally the SGOs are responsible for developing the Change 4 Life Primary Sports Club programme throughout Wirral. Jo Newman, Bebington High Sports College's SGO believes that the School Games Awards evening should and will become an annual celebration of all that is good in school sport in the borough.