The Trust has been awarded £500 towards sports equipment after signing up with Sirona and the Quartet Community Foundation as a smokefree sports club. All participants, parents and visitors to the Trust’s activities will be made aware that we are a smoke free sports club, and we will be displaying smoke free signs on changing rooms and around our facilities. We even have smoke free ambassadors to ensure that everyone understands the reasons for our smokefree status.
This is a great initiative that will bring long term health benefits to everyone involved with the Trust.
Thanks to funding from Curo and the Police Community Trust, we are once again able to offer affordable football camps for 8-12 year olds over half term. Please see full details below and contact email@example.com to register.
The Trust has been supporting Oldfield School pupil Samir with a sports bursary to help him continue training and competing at the highest level in judo. Samir has now been selected for the Western Area squad, and recently won the Western Area British Schools Championships qualifiers in his age category. He now goes on to represent Oldfield School at the British Schools Championship in April. Well done Samir, keep up the hard work and we wish you every success!
Following close voting in the Tescos store in Keynsham before Christmas, The Trust has been awarded a grant of £8,000 towards the cost of developing a school sports hub in the Bath area.
The award has been made under the Bags of Help initative, which offers help to community groups and projects using funds raised by Tescos from the 5p carrier bag levy.
Now that the funds have been secured the work can begin on this exciting project.
Many thanks to Kelly Purnell who recently organised a raffle for two wallets very kindly donated by Mulberry. The winning tickets were drawn at the Christmas ice skating party, and the raffle raised £231 towards the Trust’s funds.
Well done to dancer Kitty, one of the beneficiaries of the Trust’s sports bursary programme, who has just returned from the Tap World Championships in Germany with a gold medal.
Kitty danced for up to 15 hours a day during the Championships – but all the hard work paid off!
Well done Kitty and the GB team.
The Trust has just awarded 2 sports bursaries to local school children to help them further their progress in their chosen sports.
Oldfield School pupil Samir has been awarded a bursary towards his judo competition fees and association membership. Samir has been hugely successful in regional and national competitions, and is now training for the British School Championships in April, and hoping for selection to the England pre-cadet team.
Jemima is in Year 7 at St Gregory’s and is currently competing for Team GB in Germany at the World Tap Championships, where she has just won gold. Her bursary will help fund the costs of this competition.
We wish Samir and Jemima further well deserved success over the coming months – watch this space for updates on their progress.
Despite receiving nearly 3,000 public votes, we just missed out on being awarded a grant from the Aviva Community Fund to create a community football facility in the Bath area. Many thanks to all of you who supported the project and voted for it – we will try again next year!
The full list of Aviva Community Fund finalists can be seen here:
The Bath & Wiltshire School Sports Trust has been selected to be one of the charities on the AVIVA list for funding. However, to guarantee any funding we need your votes!
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Remember – the more support it gets, the better the chances of getting funding for your cause.
Thanks to Wagamamas for supporting the Trust to spread the healthy eating message to young people.
Groups have had the opportunity to prepare their own Wagamamas meal, while learning about fresh ingredients and the benefits of healthy eating. Great fun was had by all!
“Wagamama is all about positive eating. The idea that we feed our soul as well as our body. That’s why we use the freshest ingredients, cook our dishes with passion and love and serve our food the very second it’s ready.
We want children to learn the origin of our enthusiasm, slurp their noodles and understand the benefit of healthy eating”