Christian Malcolm shared stories of how hard work and support from his teachers saw him start athletics and begin a career that has taken him all over the world
CLICK PLAY to watch him at the school’s celebration of achievement evening
The Newport-based former track star won the 1998 World Junior 100m and 200m titles, reached the Olympic 200m final twice, and competed at four Commonwealth Games – winning 200m silver in 1998 and bronze in 2010. In 2017 he won coach of the year at the Wales Sports Awards and was named jointly coach of the year at the BBC Sports Personality awards.
Pupils from year 7 to 13 picked up awards. The school’s choir joined with the school’s deaf choir to entertain the audience during a break.
Helen Coulson, headteacher, said that in June the school was visited by staff from the Education Achievement Service (EAS) to carry out a KS3 Curriculum Review. The report judged the school to have made ‘strong progress’ in all five Estyn recommendations from their visit in June 2017. Click here to read the full EAS report.
Tweets from last night’s event
Well done to Aqsa for winning the ALN trophy🏆 We’re proud of all our pupils but this is thoroughly deserved👏🏼 A massive congratulations to all the award winners tonight👏🏼You’ve made us all very proud☺@CwmbranHigh pic.twitter.com/0QddZmpniU
— HIB (@CwmbranHSHIB) July 5, 2018
— Angharad Collins (@angharad_a) July 5, 2018
Really pleased to attend @CwmbranHigh ‘Celebration of Achievement Evening’ as a governor at the school. Lots of incredibly talented pupils accepting awards tonight. And of course, fantastic to listen to an inspiring speech from local Olympic athlete, Christian Malcolm. pic.twitter.com/u0weKJVdVM
— David Daniels (@David_R_Daniels) July 5, 2018
— M Chapman (@mr_c_headof6th) July 5, 2018
The Christian Malcolm Sports Academy
Christian also runs his own sports academy. Click here to visit his site and watch this video.