King James Wins County Award for Contribution to Sport

January 2018


Sports Captains pictured here with both the local and county Level winning trophies.

Following our win at local level, we are now celebrating further victory in the Active Durham Sports Awards. At the Durham County Awards ceremony, King James won the award for Secondary School Contribution to Sport and Physical Activities.

The annual competition, which is run by County Durham Sport, attracted entries from a host of organisations and clubs across County Durham that deliver sport and physical activity to their local community. Local winners in various categories competed against each other for the County titles at the awards event, which was held at the Gala Theatre in Durham City.

The competition is designed to recognise groups and individuals who work hard to promote good health and provide opportunities for their community to take part in sport and physical activity; the awards celebrate their efforts.

We were commended for our extensive facilities which benefit not only the students attending our Academy, but also the local community of Bishop Auckland and many of the surrounding villages who access the facilities after school hours.

Written by Year 12 student, Jamie-Leigh L.