Pupils at Westholme School have been honoured for sporting excellence at an annual awards night.

Some of the talented young sports stars of the future gathered at Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers. Students joined their parents and Westholme staff to celebrate the variety of sporting achievements across the school year.  

Awards were presented for achievements in netball, football, hockey, swimming, athletics , rounders, cricket and tennis. Students who have represented Lancashire at county and national level were also recognised for efforts.
Also amongst the recipients was Lancashire hockey player, Grace Berry, who was awarded three trophies on the night including Senior Girls’ Sports Personality of the year. 
The Westholme Boys Team of the Year went to the 1st XI football team, captained by Joel Fletcher, with the Junior Girls’ Running Team scooped the prize for Westholme Girls’ Team of the Year. 

Lancashire Telegraph: Louis Alexander was guest speaker at the awards
Professional explorer, Louis Alexander, 24, was the guest speaker on the night and handed out the awards, following a rousing speech about his travel adventures. 
Louis said: “It was an incredible evening - sharing stories and lessons from my adventures and having the privilege of handing out the awards to the inspiring students. 
"I have been fortunate to travel across all Seven Continents - climbing mountains, running through deserts and jungle, and swimming across shipping lanes - but events such as Westholme’s Sports Awards are a true testament of the power of sport.

"It truly has the ability to change our lives. I would like to congratulate all the award winners and wish them every success in the future!”

Lancashire Telegraph: Members of the PE department from Westholme School at the awards

Students got a chance to have their picture taken with the Premier League trophy upon arrival and to spot themselves in a video of sporting moments throughout the year.
Sports captains Charlie Moore, Eva Knowles, Oliver Waldron and Eadie Beswick also took to the stage to talk about their experiences at Westholme.
Westholme’s Director of Sport, Lee Purdy,  said: “Our Sports Awards night is always a highlight in the Westholme calendar and is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements of our talented students. 
“Their dedication, teamwork, and passion for sports mirrors the values we uphold at Westholme School, preparing them for success in all aspects of life, and I offer my congratulations and praise for their successes.”