Bucks and MK Primary School Sports Awards
On Friday 1st Decembers 2017, Mrs Munday, Mrs Grant, Mrs Cooper and I were invited to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. We knew we were 1 of 3 Primary Schools that had been shortlisted for the 'Primary School of the Year' award out of many other primary school nominations.
The evening surpassed any of my expectations. It really was a celebration of achievements throughout Bucks and Milton Keynes. After being there for just a few minutes, I knew it was an honour to be invited.
Dinner was delicious and the speakers were inspiring – Derek Redmond spoke of his determination to succeed despite injuries and Greg Rutherford was funny and engaging as he spoke about his long jump achievements.
As each category was introduced, a winner was then announced. We knew our competition was tough as the other 2 schools were much larger than ours. A large screen displayed pictures of our children engaged in sport, then ……. we were announced the winners in our category! We all shrieked with delight. Mrs Grant and Mrs Munday went up on the stage to collect the winning plaque whilst Mrs Cooper and I grinned like Cheshire cats. We were interviewed, photographed and congratulated. We felt like film stars!
This is indeed an amazing achievement for St Michael’s and one we are all very proud of. My sincere thanks go to Mrs Munday for nominating us, organising photographs and for constantly driving sport forward in our school; to Mrs Grant for being such a positive and motivating teacher and again driving sport forward; Mrs Cooper for spending hours organising lifts, sending e mails and letters to parents. Without these 3 members of staff, the many events we participate in would not happen.
A very big well done too to all the children who enjoy the range of sporting activities we offer and a thank you to all our staff and parents who support and encourage them and of course to the parents who provide transport to and from the venues. A great team effort all round!