Footballer hands out trophies at school sports awards night

Footballer Elliott Kebbie with Hipperholme Grammar School students Charlie Kershaw (left) and Harrison Layden-Fritz
Footballer Elliott Kebbie with Hipperholme Grammar School students Charlie Kershaw (left) and Harrison Layden-Fritz

On Friday, June 27, Hipperholme Grammar School’s routine made way for our annual sports day at the senior school.

The school houses (Sunderland, Broadley and Lister) competed against each other to win the sports activities.

Some of the many activities that we participated in were sprinting, throwing, mini hurdles, hopping, danish long ball and relay races. It was great how everyone joined in and persevered right to the end.

Overall, it was a fantastic day of cooperation and teamwork throughout the school.

After a day full of sports, all HGS pupils, along with their friends and families, were invited to attend our very own school barbecue, which consisted of succulent sausages and beefy burgers.

Even though the weather wasn’t on our side, we had a great turnout with many families attending.

The school had been generously offered the loan of a big TV. The 46 square metre TV caught everyone’s attention.

Displayed on the large screen were pictures from previous school events and trips, and it also included some classic music videos.

A Year nine student said “It was great to see all our trip photos on the massive TV for everyone to watch, although it was a bit embarrassing!”

Another fun-packed feature of the event was a 100 metre inflatable obstacle course, which was never empty despite the weather - even parents were joining in.

We had team races through the inflatable to see who was quickest getting over, under and through the obstacles. It was nice to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they participated in all our sporting activities.

To end the jam-packed evening, everyone attending gathered into the hall to watch our sporting awards ceremony. Those who had shown determination, hard work and great skill in their team sports were rewarded for their efforts.

The trophies consisted of “Coach’s Player”, “Players’ Player” and “Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year” award.

These were awarded by a special guest, who is a successful ex-student and now a well-known football player - Elliot Kebbie.

He prepared a very inspirational speech about his life’s ups and downs, which grabbed the audience’s attention and made us think about where life could take us. The quote that he gave us was “Practice makes perfect”.

All in all, it was a perfect evening for all ages.

We hope next year we have the same jam-packed entertainment that we had this year and that the sun will shine down on all of us.