Year 7 Students Celebrate Sporting Success
NLL’s Year 7 students have been making the academy proud this term with their sporting triumphs.
Twelve of the school’s students competed in the Maidstone District Indoor Athletics Tournament, on Wednesday, January 13th, which took place at Maidstone Leisure Centre.
Dol Gurung gave outstanding performances in the two-lap sprint and in the obstacle relay, for which Dol achieved 1st place.
Lily-Mai Underwood excelled in the shot-put and also achieved first place.
Harley Earle was awarded first place for the four-lap sprint and Alice Oliver secured the top prize for the two-lap sprint.
Overall, the boys finished the competition in fourth place and the girls took third.
Miss Keysell said: “All pupils where an absolute credit to the school and displayed exemplary behaviour and attitude throughout the whole event.”
In the same week as the tournament, the Year 7 girls’ football team began their season in the Maidstone Schools League.
Miss Keysell added: “They have played three matches so far and have been playing exceptionally well and holding their own, despite being a year younger than other teams.”
The squad drew 2-2 against Invicta B side thanks to some fantastic goals from Demi-Wilkinson and Alice Oliver.
The team lost against Valley Park and Cornwallis Academy but the team really shone during the matches with Angel Ring demonstrating her amazing skills as a goal keeper and Taylor Jai Norman scored her first goal.