As the Football World Cup entered the knockout rounds the female sporting stars of Flixton Girls School embraced the football fever in celebration of their own sporting achievements.
Craig Heap, Gymnastic Olympic Double and Commonwealth Gold Medalist was the guest speaker, providing insight into his sporting successes and dedication to his chosen sport, sharing hilarious stories and anecdotes of his journey to become the best he can be. His message was that “achieving your personal best isn’t all about winning but having the determination to keep going and be the best you can be”. He also provided the commentary for the ‘Personal Best Challenges’ performed by both staff, Heads of House and students. Burpees, bench taps and tennis ball bounces were the challenges of the night and everyone performed to their own personal best, with Rosa Parks House being crowned the overall challenge winners.
A range of student performances included the school choir, who opened the event, dance and gymnastics. Primary school students from Abbotsford Preparatory School delighted the audience with their Bollywood performance.
Students across all year groups received awards for their successes and teamwork and helped entertain and host the event. Among the awards were Team of the Year, which went to the Under 16’s Football Team after reaching the quarter finals of the English schools cup; the best position the school has ever achieved. The Excellence Awards for KS3 went to Jasmine Richardson and the KS4, awardwent to Tyana Reid.
Craig Heap tweeted ‘Another awesome night at @FlixtonGS so many great performances and winners! #Heapsterstour loved every minute #rollofhonour
Abbotsford School said: ‘Thank you to @FlixtonGS for inviting us to perform at their annual sports awards evening. Truly inspiring to see your talented pupils!’
Headteacher and HLT CEO Mrs Hazeldine commented: ‘@FlixtonGS sports awards evening with @craigdavidheap celebrating excellence!
Miss Callaghan, PE Teacher tweeted: ‘Have to say best @FlixtonGS sports awards evening to date! So much talent on show from all the girls ! Exceptionally proud to be a PE teacher! @craigdavidheap hilarious as ever !!!’
The event came to a conclusion with a vote of thanks from our newly appointed Head Girl Erin Jones followed by a finale of ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman – sung by Miss Tedford and accompanied by all students involved in the event.