22 March 2021

Sporting highlights

Throughout the lockdown period students have still been busy and engaged with sport. Now that we're back on campus, training and clubs have begun again.

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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.


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. 


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


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


Congratulations to the following pupils who have been selected for England in the British schools shooting 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. 


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.

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