Annual Sports Ball Returns After Three-Year Hiatus
Last week saw the return of the highly anticipated annual Sports Ball event at Wales High School. The John Day Sports Hall transformed into a spectacular glittering venue, with full black drapes, cabaret-style seating, a fully stocked bar, stage, and dance floor.
Dance performers kicked off the ceremony with an explosive dance routine, followed by a welcome speech from Mr Riches, Head of PE.
Team and Colours Awards
First to present were Mr Parlett, Mrs Lyne and Mrs Buchanan for the ‘The Team Awards’ and Mr Taylor and Miss Hartley for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 ‘Colours Awards’.
Feel Good Food
During the intermission, guests were treated to an evening meal specially prepared by local supplier, Gallop Inn, followed by a sport-themed quiz.
The main awards continued shortly after, with Mr Riches and Mrs Taylor presenting awards for the following categories:
- Jim White Trophy for Cricket:- Albie Smith
- Maggie Senior Award for Sporting Endeavour:- Moah Davies
- Inclusive Sport Award:- Inclusive Cricket Team
- Team of the Year: Y7 Football Team
- Junior Sports Performers: Josh Nicholson & Gracie Fidler
- Senior Sports performers:- Oliver Rimmington & Georgina Hindle
- Sports Person of the Year: Lilia Horton
To end the ceremony, Mr G.l’lasio presented the prestigious; ‘Headteacher’s Award for Outstanding Achievement’ to Nathan Tye.
Mr Riches, Head of PE, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the annual Sports Ball this year. The awards ceremony provides the perfect platform to celebrate and share the sporting achievements and successes of our students, and have a bit of fun along the way! A huge thank you to our generous sponsors who contributed raffle prizes for the Prize Draw, helping to raise £537 for the School.”