Congratulations to European Karate Medal Winner – Lucy Clarke
Year 10 student at Beamont Collegiate Academy, Lucy Clarke, 14 returned triumphant from the recent WUKF European Karate Championships held in Sheffield with a bronze medal from the 13 – 14 year old girls category.
Lucy, who trains at least 5 times a week between her two clubs in Warrington, Woolston Karate Centre and Cheshire Martial Arts Club after being head hunted for the SKA England Squad for her talents took to the karate floor within the Kata discipline which involves attacking and defence moves in a sequence.
The event attracts thousands of competitors from across Europe every two years. So Lucy was up against competitors from Romania, Denmark and Italy within her category. After being whittled down from 40 entrants within the 13 – 14 year old girls class to 12 and then to 6 in the final, Lucy was judged by 5 judges who each awarded the competitors a score based on her sequence of moves which was in turn totalled up to award the podium places.
On her bronze medal experience Lucy said “I was quite overwhelmed when it happened because I wasn’t expecting to place. It’s the biggest achievement of my life so far”.
Lucy who has only been training since the age of 10 hopes to open her own Dojo (training club) in the future with her fellow team mate and bronze medal winner Jessica Bates who competed in the 16 – 17 female category.
Congratulations to Carl Fallon
Carl was one of three young people from across the North West to be shortlisted for the CIMA Educational Achiever of the Year Award.
Carl said: “I never thought I would ever be nominated for an award like this. I am so proud of myself and how far I’ve come.”
Carl was named as runner-up at the Prince’s Trust and Samsung Celebrates Success Awards at the Comedy Store in Manchester in November.
Beamont Collegiate Academy is a caring and achieving school in which young people thrive and flourish. We provide a stimulating learning experience which challenges and excites students and our young people achieve their potential both academically and beyond the classroom. Our students enjoy school, love learning and are happy to come to us each day to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.
At Beamont Collegiate Academy, our fundamental belief is that every young person has the right to a first class education which is personalised to individual needs. Our curriculum ensures all students have a breadth of knowledge and understanding but can also focus upon their own passions and interests. Teaching and learning at the academy is exciting, active and highly effective.
We have high expectations of all students and encourage our pupils to have the highest aspirations for themselves. We also provide outstanding support at the academy which all young people need to achieve their best. This combination of challenge and support breeds success and enables students to become confident, independent and positive individuals who have the skills to be successful in later life.
I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to our school community.