Witham Hall pupils enjoy regional and national recognition!

20 Dec 2014

Three Witham Hall pupils and one team have enjoyed success at Regional and National level this term. Well done to them for their successes!


The Witham 1st VII girls’ hockey team were place 2nd in the prep schools regional hockey competition and then went forward to represent the North Region at the prep schools National Finals at Queenswood School. The squad were: Sophia Ktori (capt), Felicity Bridges Webb, Hattie Grace, Catherine Swanston, Maria Morris, Charlotte Bingham, Poppy Chatterton, Philippa Hix, Isabella Manara and Jenna Lloyd (GK).


Witham’s Lilia Dunn (year 2) has shown extraordinary potential with the tennis racket. She has been playing in the David Lloyd Club Champions tournament.  She won her local club competition and then went to play in Leeds against other club champions in the Midlands region. She won this regional tournament and became Regional Champion in November qualifying for the National U8 Finals on 6th December down in Raynes Park, Surrey, where she played against the other sixteen regional finalists. Lilia came 6th nationally – fantastic! Her chances next year look very promising as she still has a year left in this age category!


Witham’s Matilda Craven (year 4) has had a thrilling few months with the bow. She has become the youngest bowman to be awarded her Junior Master Bowman award – just eight years old! She competes with a compound bow and was placed third in the U12 age group in the Junior Outdoor Championships in the summer and more impressively has just competed in the U18 National Indoor Championships. In this competition Matilda shot 60 arrows in 3 hours, in ends of 3 arrows against a 2 minute clock.  It was quite an intense time as over 400 junior archers competed in 3 sessions. Matilda scored a personal best indoor score of 478. Well done Matilda!


Witham’s Alice Farmer (year 6) competed in a local biathlon event in Bingham in October. Her times were so impressive that she gained a place at the National Biathlon Finals in Birmingham in late November. Sat the finals she gained a run placing of 33rd and then an overall position of 65th. There were approximately 150 competitors altogether at the finals! This is Alice’s first year doing biathlon, so this was a terrific achievement. She has just this week heard that she has now also qualified for a place at the National Schools’ Biathlon Finals at the end of March. Good luck Alice!