A SCHOOL with four national title holders among its students has celebrated a year of sporting success.

Former international referee George Courtney presented trophies and prizes at the first Sports Awards ceremony at St John's Catholic School, in Bishop Auckland.

Hayley Robson is the British junior gymnastics champion, Hannah Goggin is the senior British women's acrobatics champion, Robbie Ralph is the British junior pony racing champion and Scott Hathaway holds the English and UK Schools Swimming Association 100m backstroke title.

All are recognised on a new honours board alongside fellow pupils and Britain representatives Rebecca Golightly, swimming, Kieran Megran, football, Alex Todd, athletics, Aaron Fletcher, boxing, and Daniel Bainbridge and Sean Mulkerrin, both curling.

School teams hold a number of league and cup titles in football, swimming, cross country and rounders.

Other award winners included:

Academic: A-level, Kate Ryan; GCSE PE, Sophie Gabriele and Richard Ewbank; Endeavour, Philippa Bateson and Callum Fox.

Individual Awards: Contribution to sporting activities, Robert Bowron; Anne-Marie Readshaw Cup, Laura Dowson; outstanding performance at the Catholic Games, Scott Hathaway; athletics, Alex Todd; Victor Ludorum senior, Alex Todd; junior, Joel Robinson; Victrix Ludorum senior, Kelly-Jo Tinkler; junior, Danielle Thompson.

Year group awards: Year 7, Kyle Boyek and Faye Callan; year 8, Joel Robinson and Lucy Storey; year 9, Richard Suddes and Laura Dowson; year 10, James Towers and Lucy McCartin; year 11, David Burn and Kathryn Bowron; sixth form, Scott Hathaway and Roxanne Jennison.