Friday 16th May 2014
Infants at Lovell House
Well done! You did your best,
Well done! We’re so impressed,
Well done! Congratulations,
You deserve the praises!
Respect, Reach and Responsibility
We are delighted to include the following report from Mrs Whittamore:
On a wet and windy Saturday 10th May, Sammy K, Ted G-D, Ben W. and Eoin B. met at 8:30am at the Olympic sized pool at K2 Crawley. The boys were very excited because although we have had individuals go through to the finals before, we’ve never had the whole team go through. The boys entered the relays warm up confident in the knowledge that they were already in the top 12 in the country. The medley and freestyle relays were run as two timed finals…our medley team came 4th with a team best time of 1.10.09 and then our freestyle relay team came an amazing and very close first with a team best time of 1.00.17-we were all over the moon!
Next came the individual events (top 16 in the country). Ben swam his 25m butterfly in 18.03 and came 7th in his heat and 14th overall. Ted then swam his 50m backstroke and 5th in his heat and 13th overall. Sammy swam his 50m freestyle in 31.21, came 2nd in his heat and qualified for the top 8 in the country! He then swam in the top 8 finals and came an admirable 7th against some phenomenal competition with 31.34.
In overall position with points added up for all the events on the day, we came in a very pleasing 3rd place (2nd were Lambrook and 1st was Dulwich). This is an amazing achievement as we have never been in the IAPS finals as a team before, never mind finishing in the overall top 3.
Over 3, 500 swimmers had participated in the whole competition and 220 schools. A superb achievement by our splendid U11 team. We are very proud of you!
Many thanks to the parents who travelled down with their children and supported us superbly on the day-we couldn’t do it without your support!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
The team were presented with their medals, badges and certificates during assembly.
Performers of the week
Violin Jagpal S
Cello Luca V & Callum D
Flute Oliver H
Oboe Harrison S
Trombone Rohan B
Trumpet Toyan G & Orlando B
Euan Lim Grade 4 Piano with distinction
Frazer Lim Grade 4 piano with distinction
Adi M. has won the Ian Cowen memorial trophy for being the highest scored in the U11 pre-trial qualifiers in the EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) Grand Prix.
Anthony A was presented with his trophies and medal for being Nottingham Moderns RFC’s U11 Player of the Year and part of the U11 team who were joint winners of the Matlock Festival 2014.
Congratulations to Luca V whose team, West Bridgford Colts were winners of the ‘Yel Tournament’ and the ‘Carlton Town Football Tournament’.
Viraj Deorukhkar for writing an article on the late Stephen Sutton’s fundraising