Sky sports awards for schools and teachers deadline extended

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THE DEADLINE for entries for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student and Teacher of the Year 2011 awards have been extended until Friday 22 July to accommodate a surge in entries.

With more than 1,000 schools registered for Sky Sports Living for Sport, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, the awards are a celebration of the successful way secondary schools are using sport to inspire young people. Entries are open to all secondary school students and teachers who have participated in or run a Sky Sports Living for Sport project this academic year.

Olympic gold medal winning sprinter and Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador, Darren Campbell, will lead the judging panel once more to help decide the 12 regional finalists who will be invited to the UK Awards ceremony at a major sporting venue next January 2012 where an overall UK winner will be crowned.

Darren said: “Without question, sport changes lives. I’ve experienced this for myself, both in my own sporting career and through my involvement in Sky Sports Living for Sport. It’s incredible to watch how students’ attitudes can shift through a single session and how belief in themselves and their abilities can be transformed. So I urge teachers to make the most of extended deadline - get nominating and give recognition to the pupils and teachers who have gone the extra mile in using the power of sport to achieve remarkable things!”

The regional winners will each receive a £50 sports voucher, a year’s free Sky Sports subscription, a trophy and certificate, as well as the chance to be interviewed by a Sky Sports film crew. The school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £500 towards their school’s next Sky Sports Living for Sport project. The student and the teacher will be invited to the UK ceremony in January next year.

The UK Winner will receive a £100 sports voucher. The school will also secure an extra visit from an Athlete Mentor and £2000 towards their school’s next Sky Sports Living for Sport projects.

The Teacher of the Year and the first and second runner ups will also win £2,000, £1,000 and £500 respectively towards their school’s next project. In addition, all three Teacher of the Year finalists will each receive a year’s free Sky Sports subscription, a trophy and certificate.

To nominate students, all teachers need to do is go to www.skysports.com/livingforsport and download the application form.

The closing date is now July 22 2011, Any successful finalists will be notified during the first week of the Autumn term 2011.

Schools not yet registered or completed their planning for Sky Sports Living for Sport still have time to do so via www.skysports.com/livingforsport.