16 year old McDonald, who attends IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College, has been awarded the Wakeman-Lambart House Tie Award.
McDonald has demonstrated excellent academic and sporting achievement this year and has stood out amongst his peers in his contribution to the Wakeman-Lambart House.
When joining Ellesmere each student is allocated to a competitive house. All students have the opportunity to play for their house during the year. There are 4 houses in Middle and 6th form. Meynell, Woodard, Wakeman/Lambart and Talbot. Lower school is divided into three house Phillips, Brownlow and Heywood.
The competitive house system gives another tier of participation and competition for all the students to enjoy. The emphasis is on taking part and giving your best effort. House colours are awarded for contribution to the house and are a treasured possession for all who attain them.
Inter House sports are staged throughout the year and new events are being added. At Sixth form and Middle school level the following interhouse competitions are currently run. Rugby 10’s, Hockey, indoor football, indoor hockey, Basketball, Badminton, squash, Football, Netball, Shooting, Cricket, Tennis, Sailing, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf
At Lower school the following events are run each year culminating in our wonderful sportsday at the end of the summer term. Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Shooting, Cross country, Golf.
McDonald has been an integral member of the IHM team as they have played through all the matches in the Shropshire league this season. This award is well-deserved.
“McDonald has been inspirational in his approach to both his studies and his football since he first enrolled at IHM football academy at Ellesmere College. I have watched him flourish and develop into a well-rounded athlete. He must be proud.” enthused IHM Director, Peter Hayes.
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