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posted 19 Mar 2014, 06:32 by

Jordan Rowe is the UK Inter-counties U17’s
Cross Country Champion!

Jordan was against 200 of the best runners from the UK and won the 6km race.  This is the biggest competition in the country.  He has been training seven days a week to reach peak performance. 

He ran as part of the lead group for the majority of the race.  In the final kilometres Jordan felt strong so he pulled away from the group, with a runner from Manchester, and in the last 400m Jordan kicked for the finish line and the other competitor could not cope with his pace. 

If you want to see Jordan's race it will be on Sky Sports 2 at 12:00pm on Saturday.  He will be competing in the English Schools Championship in Derby this weekend where he hopes to finish in the top ten as he is competing against U18 competitors.  Well done Jordan.


In February, six students from Year 13 - Madeleine Grew, Zachery Lorrimer-Roberts, Christopher Scrivener, Billy Draper, Jessica Rushford and Simon Brackley - entered  Round 1 of the selection process for the UK team to take part in the International Chemistry Olympiad. This involved a gruelling two hour examination, asking  questions not only on material commonly studied at A-Level but material beyond their normal studies.  In order to prepare, each of the students have given up their free time for the past few months to practise the knowledge and skills needed for the exam. Over 5600 students entered the competition in the UK. 

I am very happy to announce that Simon Brackley was awarded a Gold certificate, an honour only given to the top 7.4%, and Bronze  certificates were awarded to Chris Scrivener and Jessica Rushford, a great reward for all their hard work. 

We are busy preparing the Year 12 students for their challenge later this year and hope to have more good news with them this year and for their entry into the 2015 Olympiad.