Sport and physical activity achievement celebrated at awards ceremony
Successes in sport and physical activity in Camden over the past 12 months were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 15 July.
Over 200 children and young people attended the awards at the Camden Centre presented by the Mayor, Councillor Larraine Revah, and Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture. The audience was treated to performances by Brecknock Primary School’s ‘Funksters’ dance group and Camden Gymnastics Club.
Camden Active Schools
More than 2000 pupils participated in the Camden Active Schools programme this year, which includes the School Games national awards scheme and Camden schools competitions. Gospel Oak Primary School was crowned winners of the Camden School Sports Association, while St Aloysius Junior School’s basketball team received the award for outstanding team after reaching the London School Games finals.
London Youth Games
Five hundred talented young athletes competed for Camden in the London Youth Games this year. The girls’ volleyball team won the Mayor’s outstanding achievement award after moving up 14 places in the results table to finish fifth.
The Para Games athletics team won nine medals. Jazaiah Williams from Swiss Cottage School received the outstanding individual boy award for two gold medals in 100m and 200m, while outstanding girl Arseal Biomy, also from Swiss Cottage School, won three silver and one bronze medal in swimming, athletics and indoor rowing.
The awards also recognise the support volunteers give to our young people, with Lucy Collins winning one of the volunteer of the year awards for her involvement in the Active for All disability sport project. Catriona Hale (Torriano Junior School) and Sean Daludado (Camden School for Girls) were among those who received ‘extra mile’ awards in recognition of the important role teachers and parents play in encouraging participation and achievement.
"These awards celebrate the significant achievements and hard work of Camden’s young athletes this year. They also demonstrate the value of our partnerships with schools, local sports clubs and national governing bodies to provide opportunities for our children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity at all levels, setting up the foundations for active lifestyles in the future."
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Camden’s award winners
- Camden Schools Sports Association winner: Gospel Oak Primary School
- Camden School Sports Federation Shield – Boys: William Ellis School
- Camden School Sports Federation Shield – Girls: Parliament Hill School
- Mayor’s outstanding achievement award: London Youth Games girls' volleyball team
- ‘Extra mile’ award: Catriona Hale (Torriano Junior School), Niall Jackson (St Alban’s Church of England Primary School), Sean Daludado (Camden School for Girls), Bianco Lawal (Maria Fidelis School)
- Spirit of the Games award: Eleanor Palmer Primary School’s boys’ and girls’ football teams
- Innovation award: Argyle Primary School for their work with Active Spaces
- Inclusive award: St Aloysius Junior School
- Most improved school: Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School
- Top one-form entry school: Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School
- Volunteer of the year: Jef Gooding and Lucy Collins
- Camden outstanding boys’ team: Haverstock School boys’ football team
- Camden outstanding girls’ team: London Youth Games girls' squash team
- Outstanding School Games team: St Aloysius Junior School's basketball team
- London Youth Games outstanding ParaGames team: Boccia
- London Youth Games team management: Ivy Dieltens (girls’ squash team)
- London Youth Games outstanding individual boy: Jazaiah Williams
- London Youth Games outstanding individual girl: Aseal Biomy
- London Youth Games outstanding mixed team: Archery
- London Youth Games outstanding girls’ team: Squash
- London Youth Games outstanding boys’ team: Haverstock School boys’ football team