Wilmslow High scoops two sporting awards

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Wilmslow High School has been named School of the Year at the 10th Cheshire and Warrington Sports Awards.

The school was awarded for all the fantastic work they do in PE and around school sport, including the setting up of the School Games Maker Programme led by Kayleigh Humphries, the Sports Extra Programmes they offer and all the community links they have made through the development of High Leisure and the Macclesfield School Sport Partnership.

In addition, Rosie Harris, School Games Organiser at Wilmslow High School won the Embrace the Games Award for all her volunteer work and her passion for continuing the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rosie set up Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club where she is Chair and Coach, she has been a volunteer for 35 years in many areas of sport but particularly in netball.

Speaking about her award, Rosie said "I am so very proud to have been nominated let alone win the Embrace the Games Award. I am also proud to be representing the school to pick up the School of the Year Award. This was a very special moment for me."

The event was organised by Sport Cheshire and took place on Friday, 19th April, at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.

The evening was a celebration of those who go the extra mile for community sport across Cheshire and Warrington. Guests heard first hand the contribution a wide range of individuals and organisations make to ensuring sport continues to prosper across the Partnership.

The awards were hosted by DJ Mike Shaft and special guest Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee and new Patron of Sport Cheshire, gave an inspiring keynote speech to the guests, emphasising the importance of fun.

Photo: Rosie with Jessica Ennis during her visit to Wilmslow High School on Thursday, 18th April.

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Diane Atkinson
Wednesday 24th April 2013 at 7:15 am
Wonderful news.