Sport plays such an important role at Westholme, so that when the news came that we could not celebrate the success and participation of our students in the usual manner at Ewood Park, we thought how can we showcase our sporting heroes in a different manner?
Therefore, Westholme School PE Department is proud to present to you a unique celebration. There are no individual awards for each sport this year, rather we seek to shine a light on every single player, who participated in a team, whether it was once or every single match. Without a full team we are nothing and the PE Department are very proud of every student who represents the school in any sport. Teams are open to all students, the only requirement being that they attend the weekly practices. Indeed recognition must go to those who brave the (it seems daily) regular rain to come and practice with their team. It is not easy on a cold, wet and dark winter afternoon so we salute you!
Traditionally, our Sports Awards Evenings feature a member of the PE Department speaking about each sport. This year is no exception, albeit via video, the teachers present an overview of the season and including the much anticipated ‘favourite moment’. Will it include your team or even you?
Perhaps the highlight of every year’s evening is the video highlights reel that Miss Furness puts together of every sport throughout the year. All team members look forward to spotting themselves in it. Miss Furness always gives nothing away about it so we wait with eager anticipation to see what she has to delight us this year.
One of the jobs of the sports captains is to make a speech at the dinner. Again, via video, we look forward to hearing their take on the year. As they tend to have a different take on proceedings than the staff, it is always interesting and often enlightening to listen to them.
So, what is sport all about at Westholme? Is it about winning at all costs? Certainly not. It is about giving all our pupils as broad a sporting education as we can manage, opening up opportunity to play competitively to all pupils, regardless of ability. Most of all it is about learning the values of sport- teamwork, unity, hard work in the face of adversity and having fun. Maybe that’s what everyone in the country needs in these challenging times?
Ladies and Gentlemen, we hope you enjoy the Celebration of Westholme Sport 2020!
The Westholme Virtual Sports Celebration Evening
Welcome to the Westholme Sports Celebration Evening! As we are unable to come together at Ewood Park for our traditional Sports Award Evening we would like to invite you to join us here from the comfort of your own home.