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Ruth from Year 11 recently competed in The British Shooting Championship at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. There were seven qualifying competitions across England, Scotland and Wales which fed into the National Final, with Ruth taking part in the Newcastle qualifier senior category, for pupils from Years 11,12 and 13. The top 8 scoring athletes in each category at the qualifying round went through to a knock out final, with the top 3 qualifying for the National Final Ruth was 8th going into the knock out final at Newcastle, but managed to move up to 3rd due to some fantastic shooting, winning a bronze medal and a place at the National final. As a result of her performance at Newcastle, Ruth was offered a place on the British shooting talent Pathway Development Academy.In the final itself, Ruth came 19th out of 26 competitors, which bearing in mind the level of competition is a great achievement. From everyone at Kepier, well done!!!
One of our Year 10 learners, Logan, has recently represented England U16s at a tournament in Turkey! Logan, who plays at left back, has been at Sunderland's Youth Academy since he was 7 years old, and has been part of the England set up for the past year. He also plays for the Sunderland District Team. At the tournament, which featured teams from Turkey, Moldova, Russia and Albania, England finished 3rd, winning all their games apart from a loss to Turkey. Logan said " I had a fabulous time and it was great to represent England. My ambition is to keep on developing as a footballer and ultimately become a fully fledged professional."His Year Manager Mrs. Crompton said "I am so proud of Logan and what he has already achieved. He is not just an excellent footballer but an excellent young man who is an absolute credit to himself, his family and his school."From everyone at Kepier, well done Logan!!!
From Friday 1st February until Wednesday 6th February, Kepier will be welcoming staff and pupils from Saint-Nazaire in Brittany, Northern France as part of an exchange programme, with Kepier staff and learners visiting France in the summer. Over the weekend, they will enjoy a tour around Sunderland and surrounding areas, visiting Penshaw Monument, The Northern Spire, Roker, Beamish and The Stadium of Light to watch Sunderland play Wimbledon amongst other highlights. On the Monday and Tuesday they will enjoy spending time at Kepier, taking part in lessons in our new school and also enjoying sporting activities in PE. Keep on checking our Facebook page and website over the next week or so to see further details of the event!!!