Rhea named PE teacher of the year
Published on: 02 Jan 2015
RHEA Oldland, a teacher at Blackhorse Primary School in Emersons Green, has been named South Gloucestershire’s PE teacher of the year.
Miss Oldland, the school’s PE leader, was nominated at the annual sports awards for helping to create outstanding sports provision at the school.
The judges heard how she volunteers after school and at weekends to take children to sports events and run after-school clubs.
Blackhorse was one of only six schools to receive the School Games Gold Quality Mark, which was also presented at the event. It was also nominated for School of the Year.
The school has been successful at the awards in the last three years, including twice winning awards for Creating an Olympic Legacy. Head teacher Simon Botten was honoured in 2012 for his Individual Contribution to School Sport.
Sports enthusiasts gathered for the awards event at BAWA in Filton where the prize for Sportsperson of the Year went to Commonwealth Games medal-winning gymnast Claudia Fragapane, 17, from Longwell Green.
Council chairman Howard Gawler said: “The Active South Gloucestershire 2014 Sports Awards ceremony was a really enjoyable occasion for all involved. Well done to everyone who received a nomination.
“It was great to see Claudia Fragapane pick up the Sportsperson of the Year Award after her incredible success over the past 12 months. This has been an exciting year for sport for Great Britain with Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games at the start of the summer and London playing host to the first Invictus Games in September. We are lucky enough to have a number of award nominees that were part of these wonderful sporting events.
“Our area is full of sporting talent from our schools to our grassroot clubs and all the way through to the world class talent that is coming out of South Gloucestershire.”
The awards were presented by Geoff Twentyman, from Radio Bristol.
Sportsperson of the Year
Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, 17, from Longwell Green
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Judo competitor Lele Nairne, 16, from Kewstoke, North Somerset (originally from Bradley Stoke)
Sports Volunteer of the Year
Paul Griffin, Longwell Green Sports Junior Football Club
Professional Coach of the Year
Mark Lodge, Yate youth athletics
Community Coach of the Year
Dean Garrett, Bristol and West Athletics Club/Cadbury Heath Primary School
Young Coach of the Year
Cormac O’Callaghan, under 14s basketball
Club of the Year
Fromeside Gymnastics Club
Contribution to Inclusive Sport
Alison Finn, Patchway Judo Club
James Clifford Memorial Award
Gary & Amanda Patterson, for dedication to their various fitness classes
Personal Achievement Award
Chloe Ball-Hopkins, Para European Championships bronze medallist
Lifetime Contribution Award
Richard Jones, Cleve Archers
Primary School of the Year
The Park, St Barnabas CofE, Barrs Court Primary, Blackhorse Primary, Almondsbury Primary, Beacon Rise
Secondary School Sport Award
Yate International Academy, Brimsham Green
Primary Staff Member of the Year
Rhea Oldland, Blackhorse Primary School
Secondary Staff Member of the Year
Phil Arnold, Hanham Woods Academy
Primary School Volunteer of the Year
Tina McIvor, Wheatfield Primary
Secondary School Volunteer of the Year
Steph Hall, The Grange
School Lifetime Contribution Award
Brian Kelly and Jane Mewes