St Albans’ Beaumont school’s PE department wins award

Beaumont School celebrates county accolade for sport

A ST ALBANS secondary school is celebrating after its PE department won a county sports award.

Beaumont School in Oakwood Drive received the secondary school of the year title in the recent Herts Sports Partnership Service to Sport Awards 2011 at a ceremony held at the University of Hertfordshire.

The awards programme recognises contributions and celebrates achievements of sports volunteers and schools in Herts.

Head of PE at Beaumont, Steve Jump, said: “The award is a fantastic achievement for Beaumont School and is testament to the commitment and dedication of all the staff involved in the delivery of curricular and extra-curricular activities.”

The awards panel judged Beaumont to be secondary school of the year based on several criteria including its many school-club links and commitment to teacher and coach training to improve delivery of sport.

The school offers more than 50 extra-curricular sports activities, and several aimed at pupils with special educational needs such as wheelchair basketball and Boccia.