Sports Colours (Recognition)
How and why they are awarded?
West Hatch High School have now launched a sports colours programme in order to recognise the sporting achievement and contribution made by students to extra-curricular sport in and out of a school environment.
This year sports badges will be presented in end of year House Assemblies to reward outstanding sporting commitment and attainment over the course of the year. The aim of the School Sports’ Colours is to highlight students who make an outstanding contribution to sport and reflect the very best sports students within the school and those who compete across multiple disciplines. Colours are for school representation only and not for contributions made in training or EC club attendance. Badges should be worn on blazers as a mark of pride.
Criteria and Colour meaning
- Junior Colours (bronze badges) are awarded to students in Year7.
- Intermediate Colours (silver badges) are awarded to students in Years 8 and 9.
- Senior Colours (gold badges) are awarded to students in Years 10 and 11.
- Sporting Excellence Colours (white badges) can be awarded to any student consistently representing the District, Region, Essex County or Higher in their chosen sport.
Colours are awarded for both high performance and classroom attitudes in a number of the following areas:
· Main curricular sports: Athletics, Cross Country, Netball, Basketball, Football, Rugby, Swimming and Tennis.
· Other representative sports: Golf, Dance, Cricket, Hockey.
How much contribution needs to be made in sport to earn your colours?
Junior Colours: In Year 7, students must represent the school in a minimum of three school teams, at least 5 times, for each team. In the case of athletics and cross-country, they must represent at the district championships. For swimming, they must compete in all district schools swimming galas.
Intermediate Colours: Over Years 8 and 9, students must represent the school in a minimum of three teams, at least 5 times, for each team. In the case of athletics and cross country, they must represent at the district championships and for swimming they must compete in all district galas, over the two years.
Senior Colours: Over Years 10 and 11, students must represent the school in a minimum of three teams, at least 5 times. In the case of athletics and cross country, they must represent at the district championships, in both year groups and for swimming they must compete in all district galas, over the two years.
*Sporting excellent badges plus: For the most able, are awarded to those students who show excellence both in school and in their chosen sport, outside of school.
- *At times, students who compete in sport activities to a high level outside of school, do not discuss this with their PE team. Therefore, if parents/ guardians believe that their son or daughter match the criteria to gain this badge please feel free to contact Mr A. D’Silva with evidence and reason as to why they should be deserving of this sporting badge.
Please note, there are some sports badges (e.g. martial arts) that are not available for purchase at this time.