Leamington school celebrates ski team success

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A Leamington school’s skiing team have finished in the top ten in the UK.

The Kingsley School’s U16 skiers took to the slopes at the ESSKIA British Schools’ Dry Ski Slope finals in Wales, finishing seventh out of the 23 school ski teams.

It is the second year that the team of four girls Hannah Dennison, 13, from Daventry, Emma Lawton, 13, and Lorenza Chapman, 14, from Leamington Spa and 13-year-old Lucy Sainsbury from Stratford-upon-Avon have qualified for and competed in the finals.

The team, who were the youngest competing on the slope, greatly impressing the organisers, finishing 12 places better than last year.

Alan Edwards, Ski Team Manager at The Kingsley School, said: “I am continually impressed by the girls’ dedication and success.

“They constantly strive for excellence, demonstrating a commitment, discipline and passion at an entirely professional level.

“The girls, who are still 14 and under, train three times a week whilst maintaining high academic standards in school.

“I am incredibly excited to see what the future holds for them as they are rising stars on the slope and ‘ones to watch’.”

Hannah, who finished 15th out of the 93 racers and Emma, who finished in 23rd place, have now been selected as part of a group of 20 girls to attend a prestigious week-long training camp in Norway in February 2018.

The team are travelling to Switzerland in March 2018, to compete in The Aiglon College Cup.