- Special Guests
- St Dunstan's Festival
The annual Sports Award Dinner, on Wednesday 3 July, was once again an absolute highlight of the sporting year.
With tickets selling out in less than 24 hours, the popularity of this event shows just how far sport has come at St Dunstan’s since the first ever dinner at Bromley Court Hotel in 2017.
It was fantastic to see so many of our students, parents and staff together in one marquee, celebrating the sporting success of the past academic year. It is of course only right to highlight that without the commitment and dedication from the parents and staff, as well as the students, none of what we achieved this year would be possible.
A special thank you must go to our guest speaker, Ed Jackson, for his deeply moving and motivational words on the evening. Ed, a previous International and Premiership rugby player, unfortunately ended his playing career after tragically suffering from a life-threatening spinal injury. Now a recovering quadriplegic, Ed’s resilience and sheer determination not just to be able to walk again, but to help others like himself through charitable work, is truly inspirational. After being millimetres from death to now climbing mountains he is a true reflection of the phrase ‘You can do anything if you put your mind to it’. A real inspiration to all of us.
A final well done not just to our superb individual award winners but to all the students who showed commitment to the sporting programme this year. From humility to work ethic, leadership to respect, you have all modelled the sporting behaviours we love to see in our students and we cannot wait to see you flourish as you embark on another year of sport at the College.
As we look ahead to another academic year, we would like to thank Mr Gower for all that he has done for Sport at St Dunstan’s over the past four years. It is safe to say that under his leadership and guidance the sports department, facilities, opportunities and provision for all students has developed into something quite special and would not be where it is today without his vision and passion. We cannot wait to carry on his legacy in the 2019-20 academic year and beyond.
- Special Guests
- Sports Dinner