Bushfield School is celebrating after winning our fantastic £3,000 sports cash giveaway.
The Citizen teamed up with BP, as part of its ‘Green Lights all The Way’ campaign to offer local schools the opportunity to win £3,000 of sports equipment.
Five local schools entered the competition, which launched in June, and more than 400 people voted for the school they wanted to win.
But there can of course be only one lucky winner. And with 200 votes (nearly 100 votes more than the school which came second) we’re delighted to announce that Bushfield School in Wolverton, was the winner.
Steve Springett-McHugh, headteacher at Bushfield School, said: “As a school, Bushfield is dedicated to sport and sports provision. It truly is part of our make-up – and our pupils seem to enter every sporting competition going. So it means a tremendous amount to have won £3,000 of sports equipment thanks to BP.
“Our aim is to get as many children as possible to join our clubs.
We run 26 clubs every year – 100 pupils go to our Friday football club and we recently set up a Frisbee club for one particularly passionate young girl. Ultimately we want to get pupils active in sport.
“There are approximately 350 children at Bushfield, some of whom have gone on to represent the county, with one of our Year 3/4 hockey and Year 5/6 girls and boy cricket teams getting through to county competitions, as well as our young athletes recently finishing second overall in the MK athletics championships.”
Natalie Cattermole from BP said: “It’s been fantastic to see such a positive response to this campaign. It certainly seems that Bushfield School, with its love of sport, will really put the £3,000 worth of sports equipment to good use – and we hope the school children really enjoy the opportunities it will give them.”
The competition was part of BP’s Green Lights All The Way campaign to give the green light to local communities.