A SPORTING legacy continues to grow at a Bognor Regis school.
The Regis School has again been recognised for its dedication to physical education and school sport, and has been awarded a School Games Kitemark Gold Status.
The award is a nationally-recognised status for commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport.
These achievements have been due not only to the Westloats Lane school’s physical education faculty, but also its student-led school sport organising committee who help shape and plan sport and competition leading on from the Olympic legacy.
The committee has created numerous projects which have happened in both the build-up and beyond the games, and recently attended a national legacy conference.
The main leads of The Regis School’s Committee, Sophie Melard and Chloe Archer, were praised for a professional and inspiring presentation.
Chloe said: “It was inspiring to meet with other student ambassadors from across the UK who have achieved so much for sport in their schools.
“I feel honoured and excited to have the opportunity to work alongside them and to be a part of developing work of the Youth Sports Trust over the next year.”
Chloe and Sophie have been selected to sit on a national steering group.
Regis School principal David Jones said: “To have two ambassadors on the national steering group is quite exceptional.
“It says much of the quality of our students and the enormous leadership capacity within The Regis School.
“I am immensely proud of their selection for this prestigious role.”
Sean O’Connor, one of the school’s games organisers, said: “This phenomenal group had hundreds of applications and both Chloe Archer and Sophie Melard fully deserved their place.
“This fantastic opportunity will help them further any career path of their choosing.
“These two individuals are a credit to the Regis School and the entire county.”
The steering group has 16 ambassadors from across the country who assist with youth sport trust initiatives.
Their role will include conference presenting, planning and shaping various national objectives.