Students from every year group were honoured at our prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Awards ceremony on Thursday 1st December.
The evening celebrates the sporting success, achievement and commitment of our students at St Cuthbert's in line with the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. We took the decision for our evening to take place in the same month as the annual BBC event to raise awareness of success in sport.
Over 100 invited guests gathered for the ceremony in our Drama Theatre which had been transformed for the evening.
The event was hosted by our Curriculum Leader for PE, Mrs V Jackson and there was special guest and ex-Liverpool and England goalkeeper, Chris Kirkland, to hand out our special awards.
Mrs Jackson said: "Tonight we celebrate all aspects of sporting success from individual and team achievements, to commitment and dedication shown to sport through various awards.
"As a community, we are extremely proud of all our students who show passion, commitment and enthusiasm for being active and participating in exercise and sport as much as possible."
A staggering amount of votes were cast this year by staff and students for the ultimate award - St Cuthbert’s Sports Personality of the Year. This year’s winner, Abbie W represents all of the qualities celebrated during the evening, in particular with the amount of time and effort that has been put into her sports over the years.
To see all our winners from the evening, take a look at the categories and photos below.
Speaking to the young people present, Chris said, it was important to never to give up, even when it seemed that success was miles away. He said: "Determination, hard work and a desire to succeed are what got me through some difficult times in my career."
A donation of £5 for a ticket could be made on the evening and all money raised went to Chris' chosen charity of the local Foodbank. Chris, along with Mrs Bayley and some of our student ambassadors will take the donations next week to St Helens Foodbank.
Year 8: Rhys H and Zuzanna S
Year 9: Rebecca H and Ben N
Year 10: Amelia A and Ben M
Year 11: Rhoda A and Harrison R
Year 8: Emily S
Year 9: Ellie-Mae J, William K and April P
Year 10: Charlotte B
Year 7: Evie C
Year 8: Aimee-Leigh D, Archie M-D and Daniel R
Year 10: Elizabeth P
Year 7: Ruby C and Abbie S
Year 8: Jacob F
Year 10: Lewis H and Ben C
Alumni Student Madie J
Year 11 Rugby Team (2021-22)
Year 7: Kendall T
Year 8: Daisy B
Year 9: Joshua W and Abbie W
Year 10: Liam W
Year 11: Kelvin G, Harrison R and Sophie W
Winner: Abbie W
Take a look at some of Abbie's sporting achievements from over the last few years: