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Sensational sporty sevens shine for Red House School


A Teesside school is celebrating a huge sporting achievement which has seen its U12s girls’ teams win six different titles.

Red House School’s Year 7s competed in a range of different sports against a total of 35 teams from across the region, becoming the first year group in the School’s history to achieve such success in one season.

Made up of just 19 girls, the teams participated in and won the U12 County Hockey Tournament, the U12 A & B District Indoor Hockey Tournament, the U12 A & B District Netball Tournament, the U12 A & B District Netball League, the U12 Invitation Netball Tournament and the U12 District Cross Country Championships Team.

Ranked the number one independent school in the area, Norton-based Red House School prides itself on providing a nurturing environment where children are encouraged to achieve their full potential across a wide range of activities, something which has been highlighted by the recent sporting success of the U12 girls.

Talking about their great achievement, Head of PE, Marie Sweeney, said: “We are extremely proud of the many successes achieved by this particular year group, especially given its size.

“They are a talented group of girls who have adapted their skills to many sporting disciplines throughout their time at Red House, but have also worked hard this season to improve both their individual skills and game play, in lessons and by attending co-curricular clubs in school.

“The girls are proof that as a small school, we definitely punch above our weight compared to some of the larger schools in our area.”

Headmaster, Mr Taylor, added: “This is an astounding achievement from our Year 7 girls and their achievements this season are a true reflection of their hard work and dedication.

“The rapport and ability to work as a team has been paramount to their success, and not forgetting the fantastic teaching, support and guidance from our dedicated Physical Education staff, Marie Sweeney, Marie Ewing and Emma Howell.”

The girls’ medals and trophies were showcased in the School’s weekly achievement assembly, in the hope of encouraging younger pupils to aspire to be successful in sport. The celebrations then continued with a netball tour to Shropshire and the girls are looking forward to going on tour to Holland next season.

To find out more about Red House School, please visit: http://www.redhouseschool.co.uk.

Twitter: @RedHouseSchool

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