Saint Aidan’s is celebrating its second prestigious award in the space of two days with the Secondary School of the Year title at the Wyre Active Awards. Headteacher, Mr Smith, attended a presentation ceremony at Wyre Borough’s Civic Centre where the prizes were announced. Also attending the ceremony was Year 11 student, Katie Bottomley, who was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Young Achiever of the Year category.
Katie was the captain of the senior netball team that were crowned national champions during 2023, but this was only one of the many successes that helped propel the school to the title. Alongside the netballer’s victory were numerous other achievements. The boys and girls Athletics teams chalked up triumph after triumph over the Summer Term, whilst individual performances by, to name but a few, Ava Miller and Alba Del Amo Stephens (Dance), Willow Danks (Golf and Tennis), Jacob Stock (Golf), Logan Porter (Judo) and Hannah Sissons & Ella Renton (Football) were further testament to the sporting strength of the school.
Mr Smith commented, “At Saint Aidan’s we value extra-curricular provision of all types as well as academic success. Sport and other physical activity is a vital part of this and it is good to see all that we do in this area recognised. Thanks need to go to Mr Macleod and the PE team, as well as of course to so many of our students who take part in sport at our school.”
Katie stated, “I am so grateful to have been nominated for this award and glad I am able to represent the Saint Aidan’s sporting community.”