Sporting Highlights

March 2021

Cross country

Senior runners tackled a 5km Knole time trial on 20 March as part of the Harrow and Shrewsbury virtual events. Thirty-three runners in total took on the course including four staff. There were some superb times, with Rory Welsh in finishing fastest in 17:50.

Diving

Congratulations to Charlotte Bloodworth (Year 7) who took part in the Level X Diving Dryland games. The competition required participants to film a series of dryland diving drills which were scored by a panel of judges. Charlotte scored an impressive 120.5 points in the 11-13 age group, only ten points outside of the top ten, placing her 31st out of 81, competing amongst the top divers in the country! 

Lockdown PE and Sport curriculum

Alongside delivering live PE lessons, we offered a varied games programme every afternoon. Activities ranged from specialist sports sessions to movement and meditation and the cricket and football debates. We also had guest speaker Tess Howard (GB Hockey) give a talk to our aspiring hockey players.

Masked Miler

Having reached the halfway point for our Masked Miler challenge at half term, we reached a cumulative total of 35,502 miles, which included the efforts of 642 individuals submitting over 1949 entries since we began on Monday 11 January. Final results for the competition will be released at the end of the week. 

Podcasts

Season Two of our sport podcasts has been released including conversations with pupils past and present, discussing their sporting experiences and tapping into the knowledge of the PE department. Listen

Sailing

Congratulations to Maddie Regulla-Wilkens who has been awarded a place in the Dartmouth sailing team!

Shooting

Congratulations to the following pupils who have been selected for England in the British Shooting schools competition:

England A:
Thalia Petterson
Yaroslav Bobko

England D:
Jean de Nassau
Rosina White Belchere

Social Impact

Year 8 pupils Christopher, Billy, Kanishq and Daniel decided to cover the distance between London and Brighton, with each cycling or running at least 5.2km for five consecutive days. They each completed 26km, covering 104km in total to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Throughout this lockdown Carlotta and Juliette (Y9), and Marjolaine and Victoria (Y7) have taken part in the Masked Miler Challenge and were inspired to help other children go outdoors too. They cycled a marathon in their neighbourhood with a joint goal of their own 1000 Masked Miler miles to raise money to buy footballs for local primary schools.

Congratulations to Maya (Y9) who completed her sponsored walk/run/cycle/indoor row from Land's End to John O'Groats! She raised £925 for Odd Arts who work with excluded and vulnerable groups through theatre and other creative arts.

Charlotte and Ellie (Y7) covered 600km in the two weeks to 15 March, running, cycling and walking to raise over £2000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Huge well done to Oliver (Y11) who ran a marathon for charity. He completed the 26.2-mile run in 3 hours 46 minutes, raising the amazing sum of nearly £7000 for Bliss, a charity which supports families of premature and sick babies.

Congratulations to one of our Sport scholars, Jemima (L6) for winning a KCC Try Angle Award. Jemima embodies everything we look for in a scholar through her hard work, commitment and willingness to give back to the school and the local community. 

Swimming

Congratulations to Louis Hayes who has qualified for the British Swimming Championships, this year being special as it is the Olympic trials. He has qualified in 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley.

Congratulations also to Eva Okaro, who has qualified for six events. She qualified for 50m,100m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly and 200 individual medley.

Old Sennockians

Tash Farrant (OS 2014) has been recalled to the England cricket team, winning both the one day and T20 series versus New Zealand.


December 2020

Cross country

In our second time trial of term in senior games, students earned some incredibly fast times with captain Fenton Davoren clocking 12:56, the first sub-13 minute time we’ve seen for some years. Jake Brislane also ran 13:14 and there were some other great runs.

Netball

Congratulations to Ellie Allen who has been selected in the North Kent Hub for London Pulse and congratulations to Izzy Fox who has been selected in the U19 NPL Long Squad for London Pulse.

PE and Sport focus

Our termly focus on reflection continues. We are using a lot of video analysis in swim lessons, PE lessons and across the sports programme, with students playing a prominent role in leading the feedback. Middle School pupils will be leading sport sessions for the Lower School on Monday after school and we have enjoyed physical profiling our high-performance athletes and scholars.

Sennockian

The school magazine, Sennockian, is available online and contains an overview of sport for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read now

Shooting

After a delayed start, shooting resumed again Saturday for the first time since pre-lockdown in March. Shooters in Year 11-13 got back on the range and had a great time! Thanks to Mike Bargeron (Head of Shooting), Sue Newman, Simon Mavroleon and Ken Henderson-Thynne for getting the programme up and running.

Swimming

Congratulations to Eva Okaro who has been selected as part of the Swim England National Junior Squad. This is a fantastic achievement by an U14 as the selection was for 18 and under.