Awards night for leading students

Sporting Chance: Members of the Highfields School sports academy leadership scheme are pictured with guests (front row, middle) Janice Price, Partnership Development Manager for Rural Derbyshire Sports, Gaynor Nash, 2012 Olympic Legacy Development Officer, and Dave Savage, Sports Leaders UK Regional Development Officer at their annual awards evening.
Sporting Chance: Members of the Highfields School sports academy leadership scheme are pictured with guests (front row, middle) Janice Price, Partnership Development Manager for Rural Derbyshire Sports, Gaynor Nash, 2012 Olympic Legacy Development Officer, and Dave Savage, Sports Leaders UK Regional Development Officer at their annual awards evening.
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SPORTING students at Highfields School in Matlock are enjoying a well-earned Easter break after having a busy time of it recently.

First of all, Year 11 student Oliva Nelms has continued her impressive sporting form by being placed on the national Ace Tennis programme.

She is currently playing in the national junior clubs league and is awaiting sponsorship from Head.

The Highfields Year 13 level three higher sportsleaders had their sportsleaders UK moderation.

All 16 students were watched by a team of moderators and all passed. This means they will have 30 UCCAS points for university places.

The students coached pupils from St Joseph’s School in Matlock as a part of the moderation.

They have carried out a minimum of 30 hours of voluntary service.

Over 120 pupils aged four to six came to Highfields last Thursday for a feast of ball skills.

The young pupils had a go at football, rounders, dodgeball, targets, golf, basketball, badminton and tennis.

They came from seven local primary schools and sportsleaders from Years Nine to 11 at Highfields were involved.

Finally, the school hosted its Sports Leadership Academy Awards evening on Tuesday, April 12.

A number of guests of honour were present at the event, including Gaynor Nash, 2012 Olympics legacy development officer and the evening was an apt way for the school to mark the considerable achievements of its young sportsleaders over the past year.