Sporting Success

Downside pupils have been sprinting forward with yet another bumper crop of sporting success stories this week. 

A number of pupils took part in the Somerset County Cross-Country Championships on Saturday.  Special praise goes to Lucy Baldwin and Felix Rusby having both been selected to represent Somerset in the South West Cross-Country Championships in February.  Jonny Birkett, Theobald Mathew, Harry Travers & Alvaro Perez-Maura are all non-travelling reserves for the Senior Boys county team, demonstrating the strength in depth of the Downside team this year.  Special mention should be given of Pierre-Louis Pestre-Mazieres (Junior Boys) and Honor Tremayne Jefferson (Inter Girls) who both finished as the sixth member of the Mendip team in their respective races.

It was a busy weekend elsewhere on the School campus: the U15 Netball team played a great match against Prior Park, winning 36-7, whilst the 1st XI Footballers won 4-2 against Millfield U18C, building on their recent wins against Blundell’s, Taunton School and Wells Cathedral School.