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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.”

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