We always enjoy hearing about our students’ achievements and interests outside of school and recently have been superbly impressed by the athletic achievements of Year 6 student, Annie.

Annie has been training with Morpeth Swimming Club for a few years now after advancing through swimming lessons and reaching a competitive level.

She shows fantastic commitment to her sport by training five times each week, even attending some sessions before she comes into school in the morning.

When we caught up with Annie for this blog post, she was a little shy in talking about her achievements but lit up when she talked about the competitions she has taken part in and her favourite stroke, front crawl.

She also said that she loves to keep pushing herself to see what she can achieve, which is a fabulous demonstration of aiming high.

Over the course of last year, Annie qualified for every stroke and distance at the Northumberland and Durham County Championships

And over the last few weeks she has been competing in a 50m pool in Sunderland, making it through to multiple event finals.

Even more impressively, she came home with a bronze for her 100m fly performance.

We’d like to say a massive well done to Annie for her sporting achievements and her consistent effort and commitment to both her training and school work.

Head of Lower School, Mrs Johnson, said: “What Annie has achieved as a result of applying herself to her sport and turning up to train and compete time after time is nothing short of amazing! We love celebrating our students’ achievements and know sometimes individuals can be shy when it comes to sharing news, so please do get in touch if your child has achieved something out of school that we can help them to celebrate.”

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