The Oldham Sports Awards 2019- It’s nearly time!

Date published: 13 September 2019

It’s nearly time for the glitzy presentation evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldhamers are now being urged not to miss out on their chance to celebrate with their local sporting heroes at the 2019 Oldham Sports Awards.

The great and the good of the borough's sporting fraternity will converge at the QE Hall on Friday, September 20th 2019.

This year marks the 17th annual award ceremony.

The event allows people from different sporting backgrounds to unite as a community and appreciate each other's efforts in order to help improve the local area, while also congratulating and celebrating the accomplishments of the borough's biggest sporting heroes.

Winners from the Sport's Awards - there are eight categories - will go on to represent the borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards later in the year.

The award categories this year are Unsung Hero, Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Workforce Advocate of the Year, School Commitment to PE Award, Sports Achiever of the Year, Community Initiative Award and the Changing Lifestyle Award.

Today the Chronicle features the final of our eight looks at the award nominees with a focus on the Contribution to School Sport award.

Four candidates have been nominated:

Bare Trees Primary School

Staff at the school are given the opportunity to develop their teaching in P.E every day.

They provide fun, engaging and skilful lessons to their students.

They also provide external coaches including Oldham Sport Development and OAFC for extra opportunities for the students.

Oldham Academy North

The school provide high quality P.E lessons with the teaching providing four key principles modelling, effective feedback, independent learning and questioning.

The lessons are not only purposeful but exciting and it inspires the students to have a love for P.E and high-quality learning.

Thorp Primary School

There is an opportunity for all children to participate in before and after school activities and to use a wide variety of sport in P.E lessons.

The school also had year 6 pupils that are trained up to help deliver sport at breaktime.

Thorp is fully inclusive that celebrates every pupil and offers the same chances to all.

St Martin’s CofE Nursey and Primary School

The school employs a full time P.E specialist who plans and delivers high quality P.E across the school.

It also has utilised the expertise of sport specific coaches to enhance learning and develop fresh new ideas.

STEP has also been introduced this year to target pupils who are behind age expectations.

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