Receiving the Sportsmark Gold certificate and plaque
at the Somerset Cricket Academy, Taunton.
Left to right: Jamie Cox (Somerset CCC Captain), Tom Abbott (Wellsway 1st XI
Cricket Captain for 2001), Richard May (Wellsway 1st XI Cricket Coach).
Photgraph by Paul Attwell.
Wellsway School has been
awarded the prestigious Sportsmark Gold Award by Sport England for the quality of its Physical
Education and Sports programme.
The coveted Sportsmark and Sportsmark
Gold awards are made annually to schools throughout England that can show a commitment to
developing physical education and sport to a high level in partnership with their local
community. Nationally out of 563 applications for the 2000 awards, 62 schools including
Wellsway were awarded Sportsmark Gold and 369 schools achieved Sportsmark status.
A separate presentation was held in
Left to right: Mr Greg Price (Assistant
Headteacher), Jeff Thompson,
Nick Hudson, Ruth Dunne, Mrs Louise Riddoch (Head of PE), Tanni Grey Thompson
Jeff Thompson is former World Karate
Champion. Tanni Grey Thompson (not related) is a winner of multiple Paralympic Gold
medals and London Marathons.
Wellsway is the first school in the
region to be re-awarded the status having first received the award in 1997.