Sydenham PE goes from strength to strength

PE fixtures happen every week inside and outside of school for Sydenham High pupils. The @SydSports twitter feed gives broader coverage of everything that the girls get up to but we have had a few highlights recently that we wanted to share:

Steeplechase

Ellie Osmond year 10 competed at Kent Schools Athletics last weekend in the 1500m steeplechase (not a sport that we participate in at London Schools competitiongs! ) She got a qualifying time and PB of 5.23, taking third place overall in the U17 category and first out of those competing from London school. She has consequently been selected to compete at English Schools on 14 July. This is an outstanding achievement. She is one of the younger competitors in the age category and therefore has another season in this group.

Squash

Millie McLeod and her Southwark team competed at the London Youth Games last Sunday. They won through to the finals in July (first time they’ve managed that!) A fantastic accomplishment.

Athletics

Last Saturday seven students went to Battersea Park for the London School Athletics. Noteable results include Morgan finishing in 2nd place in Hammer and Grace finishing 2nd in 80m hurdles.

We are still awaiting the final results from the GDST competition on Monday.

Netball

On Saturday 9 June three of our year 7 pupils went to Kent netball trials: Harmoney Newell, Kayla Victor and Sienna Cornes.  The competition was fierce as nearly 200 girls battled to get through to the final trial.  Thanks to the hard work and determination of these three girls, all three made the cut.  We are immensely proud of them and wish them luck on Saturday 23 June!

Charlotte Nevrkla-Wood, Lilly Russell and Georgina Budden took part in the U15 Kent netball trials.  This was a very hotly contested age group and for our pupils worked very hard but did not make it through this time.

Alumnae

We are delighted that Isabella Hilditch has bee ranked number 1 in the UK for 100m hurdles in the U20 category. She has also received a place on the Track & Field roster at Princeton University – hug congratulations are in order!

Don’t forget sports day on Monday July 2nd at our wonderful field on Worsley bridge road, BR3 1RL, from 8.30am until 3.45pm.  Please bring sunshine with you, but not too much!

 

Watch this space for more news about sports at Sydenham High and beyond…