Congratulations and a massive ‘thank you’ to all Heads of Sport, coaches and especially all students who have supported the safe running of a comprehensive sports programme under very difficult circumstances. Your patience, understanding and willingness to adapt to changing Government and National Governing Body of Sport safety protocols is greatly appreciated. The importance of staying physically active, socially active, and outdoors over the past three months cannot be overstated and the consistently high attendances across our sports offerings is very pleasing.
In addition to maintaining our typical winter offerings in Badminton, Basketball, Gym class, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby and Yoga, we have also offered Cricket nets, Running, and Walking sessions this term along with a very popular ‘Get Fit for Christmas’ challenge which has over 100 students and staff competing to cover the most kilometres in December. With just a few days remaining over 8,000km have been collectively walked, jogged or run so far!
We were delighted to tie our fitness challenge in with an opportunity to support a past pupil, Philip Caldwell, who suffered a life altering injury duing a friendly tag-rugby match this summer. You can hear Philip's story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjYDXH85DSg. KH purchased a virtual box at the #FTA4Philly Fill the Aviva 4 Philly fundraiser which took place on the 5th of December at the Ireland V Scotland game. Each of the top 10 winners of the fitness challenge will have the donation credited to their name. To find out more about this initiative or to still donate, click here https://fta4philly.com/.
Congratulations to Form 6 students Julie Dempsey, Isabella Dunlop, Seyi Folorunsho, Rory Govan, Fareedah Hafis-Omotayo, Marie Hagerdom, Calista Kuan, Thomas Musgrave, Phoebe Nicholson, Kate Ormsby, Alette Shilling, Annabel Sweetnam, Yemi Talabi, and Aindriu Tucker, and who were each presented with an Honours Tie in recognition of their significant contribution to sport in The King’s Hospital.
We look forward to continuing a full sports programme in the New Year when we can make best use of the brighter Spring evenings.
Derek Maybury - Director of Sport