Time running out to enter sports awards

Time is running out for teachers to enter the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards 2012, with the entry deadline only three weeks away (30 November).

The awards, which have two categories: Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year, celebrate the successful way secondary schools are using sport to inspire young people, thanks to their involvement in Sky Sports Living for Sport, an initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.

The awards offer schools across the UK, who have registered and delivered a Sky Sports Living for Sport project during the 2011/12 academic year, the chance to bring to light their sporting journeys and share their stories of success.

New to 2012 is the School of the Decade award. Chosen by the judges, this unique award recognises the outstanding success of a school that over the past ten years has used Sky Sports Living for Sport to motivate, inspire and enhance students’ life skills and attainment.

Olympic gold medal winning sprinter and Sky Sports Living for Sport ambassador, Darren Campbell MBE, will lead the judging panel to help decide this year’s 12 student regional finalists. The chosen finalists will all be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in early 2013 where the overall UK student winner will be crowned.

Darren said: “I am delighted that so many teachers across the UK have responded to the opportunity to gain public recognition for their students and colleagues hard work – and win some great prizes for their school. With over a thousand schools registered for the initiative it isn’t going to be easy to whittle it down to just 12 regional winners!”

To nominate students and teachers, all teachers need to do is go to skysports.com/livingforsport and download the application form.

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