Our Sports Awards Evening took place in the Bay Theatre on Wednesday 18th October. The invited audience of parents and staff celebrated the successes of our students over the past year, watching video highlights of the year and the students receive their awards.
This year the awards were presented by Open Water Swimmer Sarah Philpott. Sarah gave the audience an inspirational speech about her journey and how Teamwork, Respect, Trust, Resilience and Overcoming Fear are big factors as to where she is now.
Towards the start of the evening, we celebrated 13 of our top sporting students who received Gold Sports Star awards for regularly attending three or more different PE clubs during the year plus having district, county or national honours in their sport outside of school. These went to Lexie M, Alfie M-L, Kiaron B, Miles P, Alicia A, Freddie P, Blake Z, Barnaby G, Paige H, Lexie H, Jack O, Liam H, Tiffany A. We then continued to celebrate students’ successes. The night is our opportunity to recognise individuals and teams for their extra special achievements and commitments to PE and Sport and to celebrate these successes.
This year’s winners of our main awards were as follows:
“Duke of Edinburgh Recognition award”
Winner: Katie M
“Outstanding Sports Leader in School”
Winner: Ethan C
“Outstanding Sports Leader in Partner Schools”
Winner: Ethan C
“Outstanding Commitment in Extra curricular PE & Sport”
Winner: Madison S
“Outstanding Achievement in OAA”
Winner: Thomas B
“Outstanding Achievement in Sport”
Winner: Bradley H
“Outstanding commitment to School Sport”
Winner: Robert and Charlie N
“Mat Parsons Active Lifestyle Award”
Winner: Sam S
“Team of the Year”
Winners: Year 9 Boys Football Team
“Contribution to supporting health and wellbeing in school”
Winners: Skye V
“Under 13 Performance of the Year Award”
Winner: Oscar L
“Under 15 Performance of the Year Award”
Winner: Raif J
“Brian Steele PRIDE Values Awards”
Winner: Zehra H-M
The winner of the PRIDE award this year was Zehra Hewitt-Mustafa. Life has not been traditional for Zehra, from being a carer for her mum since Year 8 and having to be completely isolated from friends and school for 3 months during COVID to keep mum safe. From the moment she joined HBHS, Zehra took part in as many sports as she could, representing the school in Netball, Rounders and Athletics to name a few. Just taking part wasn’t enough. She soon joined the leadership academy and volunteered countless hours of her free time to give other students numerous opportunities in sport and different activities. This went beyond Herne Bay High School with Zehra offering her time to support students from external primary and secondary schools, as well as local sports clubs. None of this ever got in the way of her education. She achieved excellent marks in her A Levels and excelled on her OCR Sport Course. She is now a student ambassador at the University of Kent and is studying for a degree in Law.