Students enjoy adventures thanks to school prize

Sports Trust
Sports Trust

LUCKY Bognor Regis students enjoyed adventures as a prize for their school being among the best for sport.

The 35 pupils and five members of staff at The Regis School recently had a free day at an activity camp, thanks to its success in a prestigious national award.

They enjoyed new experiences with thrills such as a zip wire, giant swing, BMX biking and archery at the PGL Windmill site at Hailsham.

David Jones, the school’s principal, said: “It was great for the students to have the opportunity in their holiday to celebrate their national award by accessing the amazing facilities offered 
by PGL.”

The school has received the Youth Sports Trust’s award for ‘outstanding engagement in intra-school competition’.

This recognised the school’s efforts to increase the range of sporting activities and chances for all students to compete in.

The award was presented to the school at the National School Sport Conference last October. Youth Sport Trust director Alison Oliver said: “The work of everyone at The Regis School is a great example of how sport can capture young minds and positively impact their school and personal lives.

“Their commitment and drive to providing opportunities and inspiring experiences for young people is unquestionable.

“There’s no doubt this innovative work will continue and get stronger.”

The projects which earned the Westloats Lane school, a sports college, the award included the gold challenge in the build-up for the London 2012 Olympics in which every child in the school took part in a run, swimming gala and tutor group rowing challenge.

A Paralympic sports day was also introduced and will become an annual event at the college.