A huge well done to Michael Barton of Year 11 and Freyja Malin of Year 4 for their successes at the ISA National Championships in Birmingham on Monday the 19th of June. Michael became National Champion in the Year 10 and 11 boys’ 1500 metres, while Freyja won the Year 4 Girls’ Rounders Ball throw.
Such success is outstanding when considering the size of St Joseph’s, and a real credit to the hard work of the pupils and the PE department. Michael may now have a Gold medal of his own, but that does not even win him bragging rights at the breakfast table at home – his sister Molly having won her own Gold Medal at the ISA swimming earlier this year. Whether on the running track or in the swimming pool, the Barton family have shown they will bring home the medals.
Freyja has worked tirelessly to improve her technique, including making use of school facilities outside of PE lessons. With many years of competition ahead of her, there is no doubt that she can get even better as she progresses – very well done to her.
Well done to both Michael and Freyja – we are all very proud of you.
Mr O Scott