Once again this term has been full of fixtures and tournaments, covering our major sports of hockey and netball as well as rowing, fencing, cricket, basketball, football, trampolining and gymnastics.
We have been crowned county champions five times, reached seven regional finals across seven ages groups in hockey, netball and cricket, along with three national finals in netball and hockey this term alone. The U16 hockey team had our best ever achievement, receiving the silver medal at the hockey national finals at the Olympic Park a few weeks ago. Half the team then followed this success with a nail biting win over Loughborough High School in the Sisters’ n Sport cup competition to be crowned U16 national champions.
Following on from this great success, our rowers received a hall of medals over the term with a gold and two silvers at the Kingston Head along with some top 10 finishes at the Hammersmith Head. The younger newer J14 rowers had their first race at the national Scullery and were placed 14th out of 70- one of the best finishing places for Godolphin and Latymer. Alex in the Lower Sixth has been provisionally named to row for GB at Munich Junior International Regatta which is a magnificent achievement, congratulations!
Our fencers had a busy term too entering the British Schools’ team championships as well as the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships. The U15 team won bronze in the team championships and individually at the PSFC Magnolia Min, Lucy and Defne came 6th in Mount-Haes epee, 6th in Mount-Haes sabre and 7th in Junior foil respectively. Defne has also gained a place in the England fencing team and travelled to Poland to compete two weekends ago. Victoria won the U12 London youth fencing championships and will participate in the British youth championships in June. In addition, the ski team went to Flaine again for the British School Girls’ races, coming back with four silver medals and a bronze.
The term ended with nearly 100 girls participating in a fabulous extra-curricular display showcasing many of the sports and physical activities that take place at the plethora of the lunchtime and after school clubs.
We expect next term to be equally busy as the girls continue to pursue their sporting passions and the department switches over to the summer timetable.