This past week was a very successful week in The King's Hospital on the sports pitch, in the pool and in the classroom. Spelling Bee A number of students represented the school at a Spelling Bee. Alex Joyce came 3rd out of 56 contestants. David Olowookere came 4th and Harrison Jio made it to the top 10 in the sudden death round. Hannah Wiseman did really well but unfortunately was knocked out in round 2. Spanish Debating On Wednesday evening a team of four students competed in the final of the schools Spanish Debating. We beat Loreto Beaufort and the Best Speaker was Nessa Boland (Form 6). The debates were extremely interesting and extremely closely-contested and congratulations are due to all the participants. The team consisted of Nessa Boland, Niamh Delaney, Matthew Begley and Lucas Mokwa, with subs Sally Farrell, Lisa Quinn and Lucy Sherry. Sporting Success Basketball The King's Hospital Girls Basketball team beat schools from Monaghan and Donegal on Saturday and they are now in the All Ireland semi finals. We've never made it to this level before. Well done. Hockey The Senior Boys hockey won the 1st round of the cup defeating Sandford 5-0, well done. The Senior girls hockey also won the 1st round of the cup beating St. Killians 2 nil. Rugby The Senior boys beat St. Marys 12-3 and the Junior boys rugby got through to the second round of the father Godfrey cup by beating Newpark comprehensive 38-12. Swimming The King's Hospital was well represented at the Leinster schools gala. Aisling Nolan won a Bronze Medal in 100m Free. Jessica Burke won a Gold Medal in the 100m Backcrawl and a silver medal in the 200IM. Matthew Gardiner won a Gold Medal in the 200IM and a silver medal in the 100m Breast Stroke. Four girls formed a relay team and received a two silver medals for the 200m Free and the 200m IM. The team consisted of Jessica Burke (Form 4), Millie Case (Form 3), Aisling Nolan (Form 2) and Beth Gardiner (Form 1).