Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Due to overwhelming demand the entry deadline for the Sky Sports Living for Sport 2012 Awards has been extended to Friday, November 30, inviting nominations from secondary school teachers across the South West and the UK.
The awards, which have two categories: Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year, celebrate the successful way secondary schools are using sport to inspire young people, thanks to their involvement in Sky Sports Living for Sport, an initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.
New to the 2012 Awards is a School of the Decade award. Chosen by the judges, this award recognises the outstanding success of a school that over the past 10 years has used Sky Sports Living for Sport to motivate, inspire and enhance students’ life skills and attainment.
The chosen finalists will all be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in early 2013 where the overall UK student winner will be crowned.
The regional finalists will each receive a £50 sports voucher, a year’s free Sky Sports subscription for the student and school, a trophy and certificate, as well as the chance to be interviewed by a Sky Sports film crew. The school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £500 towards their next Sky Sports Living for Sport project.
Student of the Year 2012 will receive a £100 sports voucher. His or her school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £2,000 towards their school’s next Sky Sports Living for Sport project.
The Teacher of the Year 2012 and two runner-ups will win £2,000 and £1,000 respectively towards their school’s next project. In addition, all three Teacher of the Year finalists will each receive a year’s free Sky Sports subscription, a trophy and certificate.
To nominate students and teachers, all teachers need to do is go to www.skysports.com/livingforsport and download the application form.