Wembley College pupils’ achievement

2017-05-17 06:00

LOUISE YEADON

MANY books and films focus on small-town heroes rising above hardship and achieving success in the face of adversity. Billy Elliot, a 2000 British dance/drama film is about a boy from a small, north-east town who is coached by his dance teacher and encouraged to audition for a prestigious ballet school in London where he becomes a famous ballet dancer.
We have some small-town, sporting heroes in our midst at Wembley College. A few of our pupils have excelled at sport this year. Their ability to achieve in the face of adversity mirrors Billy Elliot’s rise to fame.

Nicola Herbst in Grade 5 made it into the combined U11 and U12 Midlands swimming team. Our swimmers have to contend with training many hours in cold water and travelling far to compete in competitions, which is a great accomplishment.
John Yeadon in Grade 6 managed to earn his place in the U12 Midlands tennis and cricket teams. He thoroughly deserves this achievement and Wembley College is extremely proud of him. Another Grade 6 boy, Ruan Warden, made it into the U13 Midlands rugby team. Wembley is pleased with yet another outstanding performance on the sports field. It doesn’t matter how you begin but what matters is where you end. Well done to all our sporting heroes who have achieved Midlands sports teams this year - you are proud products of Wembley College.

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