Congratulations to Tara Anderson on being awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2017, by the Australian Olympic Committee. This award is administered by the respective State Olympic Council, and recognizes students who are active participants in sport and display the Olympic ideals of fair play and sportsmanship.
Students are assessed and nominated by their school but must:-
(a) Be enrolled in Years 10, 11 or Year 12;
(b) Actively participate in School Physical Education program;
(c) Demonstrate the attributes consisted with the fundamental aims of the Olympic movement;
(d) Represent the School in one sport on the current Olympic program and;
(e) Participate in at least two other (individual or team) sports;
Tara was also required to submit a piece of work in response to this year’s theme:- “What Rio 2016 Olympic Games moment has had the biggest impact on her”.
The School also nominated Sage Robbins to attend the day as an “Olympic Academy Participant”. Both Girls had a lovely day being able to interact with Olympians, Tour the National Sports Museum, meet and engage with like-minded students and learn about the Olympic movement and Olympic Team values. The presentation of the 2017 Pierre De Coubertin Award ceremony was then held at the end of the day. Rio Gold Medallist Catherine Skinner presented Tara with her award and former Olympic Swimmer Nicole Livingstone was the emcee for the night.