150 students, as representatives from all years and all sporting backgrounds, attended the biennial Lady Manners School Sports Awards evening on Thursday 21 April.
The students, their parents and teachers were able to celebrate the success of the school. This year Lady Manners School has seen nearly 80 sporting teams compete at county, regional and national levels. Winners or not, the resounding theme of the evening was one of enjoyment of sport and the support and friendship that develops from being a member of a team.
This theme was emphasised by the guest speaker, Andrew Davies. Andrew is a Sixth Former at the school who has an inspirational story to tell. He spoke of his battle against the acute myeloid leukaemia with which he was diagnosed at the age of 13.
Andrew's love of sport, and the motivation provided by being part of football, cricket, athletics and rugby teams helped his recovery. His extraordinary journey to date includes raising £85,000 towards a £150,000 target for Sheffield Children's Hospital. All this whilst studying for his A Levels.
The audience saw awards presented to: Clementine Wright, Longstone C of E Primary School (Primary School Award); Francesca Eccleston (Sports Plus Award); Tilly Brooks (Sports Leadership Award); Lewis Stanhope (Most Improved Award); Joe Fitzsimons (William Musgrove Award); Archie Harrop (Sports Contribution Award); Alex Hellings (Most Promising Award); Year 7 Girls Netball Team (Team Award); Talia Taylor (Sports Personality Award).