Sportsmark Gold presentations (2000)

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 Birmingham:

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.

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