Last Saturday, four Woodbridge girls took to the mountains of Norwich to compete in the National Finals of the ESSKIA dry slope skiing competition. They were the embodiment of what has come to be known as the Learning@Woodbridge qualities. Their perseverance to make it through a tough qualifier, by far the most stacked in the country, and endure miserable (but fast!) conditions in Norwich was commendable. They took responsibility for their own training regimes, all attending school training as well as clubs or academies outside school. They were collaborative and worked excellently as a team to qualify for the prestigious team finals. And they were aspirational, competing in the Under 19 category as two 13 year olds, a 15 and 16 year old. I could not have been prouder of the way they represented the school, skiing competitively and exuding positivity, improving times between runs and proving that they are a team for the future.
With results yet to be ratified, our team of Katherine (Y12), Beth (Y11) Honor (Y9) and Madeleine M (Y9) has finished in the top dozen schools in the country, a fantastic achievement. And hot off the press, Honor has been selected to represent Great Britain in the upcoming races in Andorra next January, so many congratulations!