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Celebration of Sporting Stars

Some of our most talented and dedicated sporting stars were celebrated at the Brooke Weston Trust Annual Sports Awards.

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers from across the ten Trust schools attended the ceremony, held at the Corby Cube, in which students from both the primary and secondary phases were commended for their achievements.

Three individuals from TCA, along with the Year 8 rugby team, picked up an award for the commitment and skill they have demonstrated in sport.

BWT Performer of the Year for TCA was Seth Briggs-Williams, an exceptional tennis player who competes on a national level.

The BWT Individual Achievement Award for TCA went to Lucas Edwards. His teachers said of him: “Lucas tries really hard in PE and has a lovely attitude. He puts everything into every PE lesson.”

Connor Loughlin picked up TCA’s Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Award, thanks to his attitude to going above and beyond in his PE lessons and the excellent leadership his demonstrates within PE and any team he is a part of.

The Year 8 rugby team received a highly commended in the BWT Team of the Year category. The team had a very successful season, remaining unbeaten in all their games and winning the Isle of Ely league.

The awards, which were organised and hosted by the Trust's Director of Sport and TCA PE teacher Kirstie Smith, featured two acclaimed sportsmen - retired Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and Olympic gymnast, Craig Heap and Northampton Saints hooker Mike Haywood.

Miss Smith said: “This was a very special evening to celebrate the sporting achievements of our students from across our Trust family of schools. We heard about the wonderful sporting achievements across our student body - we are so fortunate to have so many talented pupils who are being encouraged to explore sport and excel.

“The awards this year were purposely timed to take place during National School Sport Week, when our schools have been celebrating the role of play and sport in education. We at Brooke Weston Trust firmly believe that outstanding physical education has a direct impact on whole school improvement, through raising aspiration, and ultimately achievement, for our learners.”