Thursday, 24 May 2012

West of England Celebration of Sport evening

Me with Bath Spa University students Vicki, Grianne, Pete, Natasha and Jade.

Us on stage with the other nominees and Kriss Akabusi.

Last night I attended the first West of England Celebration of Sport Awards in Bristol with five students from Bath Spa University. The event was organised by the West of England Sport Trust and we were nominated for a 'Contribution to legacy' award for the resource pack we've developed for primary schools about the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The evening was compered by Kriss Akabusi MBE who was fantastic, bringing energy, enthusiasm, pride and passion to the awards. We heard from lots of inspiring people who've made a huge contribution to sport in their communities, as well as some local Olympic torchbearers and volunteers who will help to make the London 2012 Games happen. We didn't win the award in the end but we didn't mind at all because we had such a fantastic evening and it was great to be a part of it. Now I just need to find a good spot to display our certificate at the University.