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South Leeds: Prestigious award for Woodlesford Primary

AWARD: Christine Ohuruogu, left, and Clive Efford, right, pose with students and staff from Woodlesford Primary School.

AWARD: Christine Ohuruogu, left, and Clive Efford, right, pose with students and staff from Woodlesford Primary School.

Woodlesford Primary School is celebrating a famous victory after being crowned Primary School of the Year at the Aviva School Sport Matters Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Teacher Hollie Webster along with pupils Jemma Campy and Jake Willoughby were all in attendance to collect their prestigious award from Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu.

The Aviva School Sport Matters Awards recognise fantastic achievement in school sport over the past year and Woodlesford Primary School were nominated after creating the Spirit Alive programme, a multi-skills competitive achievement day that is being rolled out nationally.

And Webster, who is PE coordinator at the school, could not hide her delight after a year to remember that culminated in them beating off stiff competition from Elmley Castle First School and Pallister Park Primary to take home the top prize.

“Our previous headteacher Michael Rossiter has driven sport in our school throughout the 20-odd years he has been here and last year we had such great sporting success,” she said.

“Our athletics team won at city level, our girls’ football team won the St Bartholomew’s Girls Football Tournament. We did Spirit Alive and we have had on-going sport at all levels and all abilities.

“We have around 400 pupils and with every year group we are trying to promote after school clubs and every teacher and year group gets involved with it and promotes a healthy active lifestyle.”

 

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