The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

St Theresa’s Celebrates Pupil’s ‘Yorkshire Children of Courage’ Award!

Well done to Brodie (Year 7) who won the Yorkshire Children of Courage Award for Sporting Achievement (Under 12s) at a glittering awards evening on on Friday14 October.
Head Teacher John Hutchinson said:
‘Brodie has used his sporting achievements and excellence to ensure that he improved in all aspects of his life, attainment and achievement including attendance.  A child working towards the national standard in KS1 (or below) has put in the effort required to achieved HIGH expected standard in all subjects including writing, which is a massive achievement!
He was Leeds City Under 11 Champion at Cross Country and placed 4th in the West Yorkshire finals; he then ran in the national finals for his age group and came 7th and was the highest placed West Yorkshire runner. He showed real guts and determination to make sure he placed well at the nationals against boys who would have had far better training, equipment and facilities. We are, understandably, immensely proud of him!
It was a tremendously proud night for him and his family as well as the whole community at St Theresa’s.  We know that he is continuing to run cross country events with the support of his parents and the blessing of his new High School.
Brodie stole the show at the awards event and was given a standing ovation by the audience for his video, his demeanour and his general attitude to being nominated. He also stayed on into the night and enjoyed the band and took part in several of the activities including winning a ‘dance-off’ wowing the crowd!’
This was the 10th anniversary of the Annual Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. The evening was hosted by ITV and BBC presenters Christine Talbot and Jon Hammond and the young people were presented with their awards by Paralympics wheelchair sprint champion Hannah Cockroft.
When asked what he was going to be when he grows up, Brodie said he wanted to be a footballer, cross country runner or athletics star and added:
‘I just want to do my family proud – and everybody I love.’

Brodie with his parents at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards 2022

Photo-credits: Yorkshire Evening Post

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