This year, Fairlands have been working with Stevenage Sporting Futures (SSF) to enable children to participate in competitions and events across the town and have access to a wider range of sports and instructors. At the end of each year, SSF hold an annual awards evening with guest presenters and representatives from both secondary and primary schools from Stevenage and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, this will not be able to happen in the same way this year and will be a recorded event; however, they will still hold the same prestige!
We nominated Scarlett (Y6) for the Young Sports Achiever of the Year and yesterday we were informed with the fantastic news that she has been shortlisted out of all of the nominations from Stevenage primary schools! Scarlett was nominated for the wide range of sports she participates in. She regularly represents the school at sporting competitions, festivals and events in a variety of sports.
Outside of school, Scarlett has had great success in both rugby and cricket. She now plays for Welwyn Rugby Club, both the U11 Mixed and U11 Girls Squads. In her first season at her new club, she has scored a total of 36 tries, a new season record! Scarlett also plays cricket to an incredibly high standard, representing both Stevenage Cricket Club and Hertfordshire County U13 Girls. Her dedication towards cricket in particular, is extremely strong. She trains all year round and follows national teams with passion, trying to pick up tips for how to develop her own practice.
We are looking forward to seeing what she achieves in the future. Cricket or rugby, we will be watching with anticipation and pride! We are incredibly proud of her and no matter what the result is on the evening, she should be proud of herself for being shortlisted as it is a fantastic achievement. Well done Scarlett, the Fairlands community congratulate you!
We have also discovered that we have been shortlisted by SSF for the SSFT award. This is an award to celebrate the commitment and enthusiasm shown by a school for the events arranged throughout the year. Fairlands have had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and the children have done so eagerly and showing great sportsmanship. Activities included ball skills for Year 1; UKS2 cross-country tournament; fitness sessions for Y3; multi sports for Y4; a Sports Relief activity morning for EYFS, staff gymnastics training and a 5-week healthy lives program for Year 2. Fairlands, you represented the school incredibly well – thank you and well done!
The winners of the awards will be announced on Wednesday July 15th – keep your fingers crossed!