A busy Easter for KES sporting stars
Individual KES sportsmen and women have been busy over the Easter break and last few weeks, participating in a wide range of sporting activities.
Third Year pupil, Iona Morley, competed in the Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships. She posted a personal best time and won a Gold medal in the 200m butterfly. As a result she is now ranked 8th in Britain in this event. She followed this up with a Bronze in the 100m butterfly and also reached two other finals.
Mathias Potter of the Second Year competed for team GB in an Easter sailing regatta in Holland and after 10 races over 4 days he finished 16th out of 200 sailors and was the second placed British sailor. During this series he also won his first ever international race.
Second Year pupil, Ben Brown, competed in the annual British Athletics 3-mile road championships over the last 3 miles of the London marathon course. This is the most important road race of the year for young athletes featuring the top 70 athletes from across the UK in each age group. Ben ran superbly to finish in 2nd place in his age group.
Claudia Leeming of the Third Year competed in the National Club Netball Finals for Weston park U16’s last weekend and has been invited to trial for an English Schools’ team to compete at the British Youth Games at the end of the summer holidays.
In hockey, both Harry Croft-Baker and Rory Penrose played hockey for England U16 squad in a series of matches against Holland.
Well done to all our KES students who take part in additional sporting endeavours outside of school. They demonstrate great commitment to their chosen sport.