Rhea named PE teacher of the year

January 02 2015

RHEA Oldland, a teacher at Blackhorse Primary School in Emersons Green, has been named South Gloucestershire’s PE teacher of the year.

Rhea Oldland

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