Success for Kirk Hallam Community, technology and Sports College at Sports Awards

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Students from Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College led the way on a great night for the Erewash district at the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association Awards.

The school’s Year 7 Futsal Team were named as Secondary School Team of the Year, while Alex King won the Individual Inclusive Award at a ceremony held at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium in front of around 180 guests.

The Futsal Team represented the East Midlands at the National Futsal Finals, finishing fifth in their group.

They had previously won district and county level competitions and qualified for the regional finals, where they were crowned regional champions.

More than 2,500 schools from across the country took part in the competition.

Swimmer Alex, meanwhile, was nominated after representing his school at the East Midlands Schools’ Gala, taking part in the relay medley and relay freestyle.

He won two medals at the National Disability Swimming Championships, winning silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Alex also competed at the East Midlands Disability Championships where he won gold in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, and silver in the 17-18 years age group of the 100m freestyle.

Further success for the school came through Emilia Roberts, who was one of three students to be commended for her Media and Arts Contribution to School Sport.

The 13-year-old a keen member of the school’s photography club, where she has developed her skills and techniques.

Millie covered Kirk Hallam’s school sports day and as a result of her excellent work was then asked to cover athletics at a district level, where she also shone.

Others to be highly commended were Fran Higton-Durrant (Cross country/Cricket) of Scargill Primary School as a Primary School Sportsperson of the Year, Molly Parr, of Stanley St Andrews CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School in the Young Leaders and Ambassadors Award and

Long Eaton School Girls U19 Elite Trampolining Team in the Secondary School Team of the Year.

The Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association Sports Awards are organised by the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association (DSSA) with support from Derbyshire Sport, and recognise pupils who have achieved success in school sport during the academic year 2013-14, as well as young leaders and volunteers.