A teacher from Bedford Academy is to be honoured by global sporting legends and icons David Beckham and Jessica Ennis-Hill after being named as a finalist in Teacher of the Year category at the Sky Sports Living Awards.
Inspirational Michael Cox became a teacher to make a difference to young people’s lives.
And having helped Bedford Academy pupils transform their lives, and produced the Sky Sports Living Sport Student of the Year in 2012, as well as the East of England regional student winnner in 2011, he is on now course for recognition himself.
Michael said:” I’m very proud to be nominated because Sky Sports Living for Sport is such a fantastic initiative and the impact it has made on our school is incredible. Sport can play such an important role in bringing out the best in an individual.”
Gold medal winning London Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill said: “It’s incredible to watch how young peoples’ attitudes can change as a result and how belief in themselves and their abilities can be transformed.”
The awards will be shown simultaneously on Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky 1 HD on Tuesday afternoon at 4.30pm.