Grantham pupils on target as sports teams net mix of titles

Grantham Preparatory School's girls cricket team

Grantham Preparatory School's girls cricket team

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Talented youngsters at a Grantham school are celebrating a year of sporting triumph.

Pupils at the Grantham Preparatory International School, in Gorse Lane, notched up a string of impressive titles in a range of sports across the previous academic year.

Grantham Prep School - junior success

Grantham Prep School - junior success

Drew Park, the school’s head of PE, said: “Our school sports teams have enjoyed a fabulous year.

“It has been a sensational effort from the school. The year of sport at Grantham Prep has been one of great excitement.”

He said that the small independent school, which has 107 pupils, had managed to win seven Grantham and district titles over the year.

They included titles in football, indoor athletics, Hi5 netball, girls’ cricket, mixed cricket, mixed rounders and mini tennis.

In addition to these local successes, the school’s teams won county competitions in girls’ cricket, mini tennis and football.

They were runners-up in swimming and Hi 5 netball.

They also took part in regional competitions for netball and football and qualified for the sixth successive year for the National Swimming Relay competition and the National Mixed Rounders competition.

At the Sainsbury’s County School Games, which was held at The Meres stadium, in Grantham, the school had three teams competing at mixed rounders, swimming and tennis where they finished third, second and champions respectively.

As well as the triumphs for the school’s teams there were some notable individual achievements.

Mr Park said that three students had individual successes over the year.

These included Olivia Grafton Morton who won the advanced gymnastic competition and Lottie Farley and Ella Coleman who represented the Midlands in the National Independent Schools Association Championships in the London Aquatic Centre.

In addition to these successes the school was awarded the Gold Kitemark for sport for the second year in a row.

Mr Park added: “This is quite an achievement for such a small school.”