November 12, 2010
New sports bursaries on offer at Highbridge school
King Alfred School has introduced new sports bursaries for their
outstanding 16 sportsmen and women.
The annual bursary of £250 is being awarded to all sixth
form students who compete at county, national or international
level - and the funding can be used towards the cost of coaching,
equipment and travel.
Head teacher Mr Andy Owen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As a
sports college, we are keen to promote sport at all tiers, from
grass root levels through to elite participation."
"We have a fantastic range of sports and activities for
all of our students on offer at the school. However, the bursaries
are a recognition of the tremendous hard work, commitment and
dedication shown by our students who have to go the 'extra mile'
to perform at elite level."
He added that the school hopes the additional funding will encourage
students to stay on to study in the sixth form to compete at the
highest possible level.
Pictured are, back row, golfer Charlotte Humphries (centre) flanked
by gymnasts Lauren Jarrett (left) and Sophie McArdle (right) with,
front row, Head of Physical Education Colin Nichols and Headmaster