Search

Brentwood Prep in the swim

16:00 06 March 2014

School sweeps the board

Brentwood Preparatory School swept the board at the District Swimming Gala this week, winning both the girls’ and boys’ competitions.

Twelve schools and over 200 pupils took part in the contest held in the Brentwood School swimming pool. Brentwood Prep competed in the big schools’ section and took first place in 14 of their 18 races!

Headmaster Mr Jason Whiskerd congratulated pupils on an outstanding set of results: “The win caps a recent run of sporting triumphs for the Prep.”

Last month, the under-11 runners competed in the London Ellis Area Prep Schools’ Cross Country event and took first place in the team contest. Year-Five pupil Aston Leaver finished a very impressive second place despite being a year younger than his fellow competitors.

Fleet-footed Aston also went on to win the Brentwood junior cross country event which witnessed the biggest field ever – some 600 youngsters from 16 of the borough’s primary schools.

Other winners were Sophie Farquhar in the Year-Five girls’ race and Josh McGill in the Year-Six boys’ race. The Prep School won the team events in the Year-Four girls, Yea-Four boys, Year-Five girls, Year-Five boys and Year-Six boys.

All these pupils, plus Sarah Blockley and Thomas Eastwood, will be representing the Shenfield Sports Partnership District in the forthcoming Essex Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships on March 28.

Last weekend, the Prep’s under-11 girls’ fencing team scooped gold in the British School Team Fencing Championships for the second time in succession.

The under-11 girls’ Team 1 – Maddy Gale, Freya Collins and Esha Parmar – took the accolade in convincing style beating Guildford High School’s Team 1 by 45-34 points in the foil final.

Mr Whiskerd said: “We are very proud of our sporting achievements which highlight not only the breadth and quality of our teaching but the passion and dedication of our pupils. Our youngsters will be involved in more major sports events in the next few weeks, so we hope to replicate this success.”

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 20:34
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge mishits his shot under pressure from Dean Beckwith (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager knows visitors created more than enough to earn a draw at U’s

Yesterday, 19:19
Charlie Portway of Romford heads the first goal against Ware (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ryman North: Romford 2 Ware 2

Yesterday, 18:00
Elliot Styles of Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ryman North: Hornchurch 2 Thurrock 0

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge and Simon Downer of Sutton United (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Sutton United 1 (Hudson-Odoi 11) Dagenham & Redbridge 0

Yesterday, 13:00
The 2016 club cricket season is drawing to an exciting close (pic: Graham Hodges)

Essex League Division Three leaders lose on the coast

Yesterday, 11:00
Mousshin Ismail in batting action for Hainault & Clayhall (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Relegation battle going down to the wire

Yesterday, 09:00
Sarfaraz Ahmed in bowling action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Five-star Ahmed shines in slender success

Yesterday, 07:00
Harold Wood players celebrate a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Orsett beaten by Brabner’s men

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now