Five students qualified for the ISA National Athletics Championships, held on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Students travelled from across the country to compete, having already qualified in previous competitions from one of the seven regional groups. Competing at this prestigious event is an honour for any student and Bedstone’s young athletes were proud to represent their school at such a high level.
Junior School student Ashleigh-Anne W placed fourth in the year 6 rounders throw with a brilliant distance of 33.25 metres. Her fellow year 6 class member, Amelia O, came fourth in the year 6 shot put with an impressive throw of 6.15 metres. The youngest student to represent Bedstone was Agnes A who came fourth in the year 4 rounders throw with an excellent distance of 25.45 metres.
Senior School student Jyce D came 2nd in the year 7 javelin throw with an incredible distance of 25.98 metres. Heinrich G from the upper end of Bedstone’s Senior School placed third in the year 10/11 long jump with a fantastic jump reaching 5.29 metres.
Mrs Wendy Martin, Head of Bedstone College said: “We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students. National events like these show how as a small school we can really hold our own. Sport is a huge part of life at Bedstone and students typically benefit from nine hours of sport every week, it has many benefits to their wellbeing, fitness, academic success and enjoyment as well as giving cause to celebrate on occasions such as these.”