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Sports Awards 2019

The annual BVC Sports Awards evening was held on Monday 1st July. Over 100 students attended the dinner, enjoying an evening of awards, sports quizes as well as an inspirational guest speaker. Helen Gilder, joint head of PE, said: "The students were selected because they had been valued and committed members of at least 2 extra-curricular sports clubs this academic year. Most of them have also represented the school in external tournaments and matches. "It was a great evening with everyone celebrating this year’s sporting successes as well as spending an enjoyable evening with their fellow team mates." Guest speaker was the inspirational founder of Power2Inspire, John Willis. John was born without fully formed arms and legs, and established the charity's mission – Inclusion through Sport. Determined that his experience as a child of being excluded from sports, should not be repeated he had become an inspiration to both able-bodied and disabled sportsmen all over the world. prizewinners are photographed above with John. The main winners of the evening were Genevra Harraway and Patrick Robinson who won Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year (right). The team of the year was the Year 7&8 Girls Football team which reached the quarter finals of the national schools football championship this year. AWARD WINNER Football Player of the Year KS3 Football Player of the Year KS4 Harry Hanson Patrick Robinson Football Girls Player of the Year Loen Groom Basketball Player of the Year Hugo Briggs Cricket Player of the Year Kyran Shackleton Netball Player of the Year KS3…

Young readers honoured

Popular author Julian Sedgwick launched his latest book at the annual BVC Library & Literacy Awards evening, much to the excitement of our young prizewinners. Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black is written and illustrated by Julian, his brother Marcus and Alexis Deacon. A combination of prose, poetry and illustration, the book is set in the Second World War and tells the story of Harry Black who is lost between the world of war and the land of myth. The BVC Library & Literacy Awards were targeted at students in Year 7 with younger students from Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden and Guilden Morden primary schools also taking part. These students spent the day in creative writing workshops with Mrs Boxall and Mrs Lynn, enjoying fun writing activities and the challenge of writing a story from a variety of prompts. Students who have taken part in Library events such as the school’s Kids’ Lit district finalists also received awards, alongside librarians, and top readers. New awards were handed out this year for those students who have been taking part in the BVC Accelerated Reader project – with one student reading over 1.3 million words this year alone. Guest speaker Julian Sedgwick, who is well known amongst young readers as the author of the Ghosts of Shanghai and Mysterium series of children’s books, kept the audience on the edge of their seats with tales of how he became an author despite wanting to join the circus as a youngster - with a juggling trick involving knives and…

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