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Royal School swimmers Alicia Dingle (GB) and Niamh Hofland (NED) have been selected to represent Team GB and the Netherlands at the Gyor 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

The festival will see British athletes compete alongside some 3,000 athletes from 50 European nations including the Netherlands. Athletes come together to compete across 100 Olympic sports from 23-29th July.

With so many athletes already working on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, EYOF plays an important role in the development of young athletes and helps them along the route to achieving their own Olympic dream.

Team GB has a rich history of medal success at EYOFs, having won at least 20 medals in each of the previous 13 summer festivals. They provide crucial experience of multi-sport events for young athletes, with over 50 athletes graduating from a summer EYOF with Team GB going onto compete at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Good luck Alicia and Niamh! For more information on The Royal School Elite Swim Squad, please visit the RWSSC website.

Celebration of Well-being and Character Development

Tuesday, 9 to Friday 12 July

The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.

On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!