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Criftins Acknowledged for Excellence in Sport

Peter Cates and John Beswick SSSA Award.

The John Beswick International Award is in memory of John Beswick, a former lecturer at Loughborough Physical Education College and then Shropshire PE adviser between 1952-1976. John was also a founder member of the SSSA in 1953, was elected chairman of English Schools’ Athletic Association for 1966, and awarded an MBE for services to Shropshire sport.


Every year the SSSA recognises the significant achievement of young people participating in sport at the annual awards evening held at Wrekin College. In addition to individual awards, there are a number of other presentations including awards to the most successful Shropshire Primary and Secondary Schools.  

The Awards evening is recognition of the tremendous work and commitment of young people and also the teachers, coaches and parents.

I am very pleased to inform you that the Executive Committee have awarded the Peter Cates Primary School Achievement Award to Criftins C. of E. Primary School. This wonderful news demonstrates our commitment towards promoting a healthy lifestyle and also our involvement in Physical Education, competitions and events undertaken throughout the year. Mrs. Palmer has been instrumental in continuing to drive our sporting achievements and her commitment has been rewarded through this very special and honoured award. Well done and thank you to you all.