Polam Hall School’s headmaster is celebrating his athletic success after a terrific summer of sport, winning a host of medals.
In August this year, John Moreland kicked off his summer of sport by taking part in the British Masters Athletics Championships in Birmingham.
It was a successful trip for John who took home silver medals in the shot, hammer and heavy hammer before taking gold to defend his title in the discus event.
John then travelled to Turkey to take part in the European Masters Athletics Championships where he achieved yet more success with a silver in the discus, missing out on the gold by just 8cm.
The ambitious headmaster also brings his athletic enthusiasm to Polam Hall School where he coaches both Junior and Senior school students in discus, shot and javelin. He believes that sport is, and ought to remain, an important part of education.
He commented: “Sport encourages competitiveness, sportsmanship, fair play, team work and leadership. All of these are vital in life and the sports field is a good place to learn these values in a safe, controlled environment.
“Overall these all help develop individual resilience, which I believe is one of the major keys to success in life.”
Polam Hall School has a strong focus on excellence, extracurricular actives, family values and pastoral care. It has been based at its Grange Road site in Darlington since 1854 and prides itself on maintaining its traditional values and rich heritage while being able to offer pupils the strongest possible skills for the future.
Beginning in September 2015 the school is set to become a free school, having been approved by the Department of Education in June. There will be no fees for day students with boarders paying for board and lodge only.
For more information about the school visit www.polamhall.com