Royal student Tom Derbyshire raced the 1500m Freestyle yesterday in the European Junior Championships being held in Hódmezővásárhely Hungary.
Tom was ranked 5th going into the race but took the race to the opposition from the start with no fear. Tom ended up smashing his personal best by 20 seconds (that’s a very long time in water) and winning the Gold Medal for GB. His time 15 minutes and 8 seconds. This was a World Class swim.
Thank you to all teachers and support staff who have had even the smallest part to play in helping Tom achieve this amazing feat. You should all be very proud.
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!