Everyone has a talent and at Trent College and The Elms we believe in helping every pupil to discover and pursue theirs. In addition to the many accomplishments our talented pupils achieve each term in Performance sports, this year we have been proud to see many pupils gain success at a national level beyond the Sports department‘s Performance programme.
Going Further in… Taekwondo
KARAN (YEAR 6) 🥋
At just 10 years old, Karan triumphed over competitors four years older than him to earn the title Double World Champion at the World ITF Taekwondo Championships in November. He won two Black Belt 10-13 year old categories, Sparring and Special Techniques, and was also awarded the Overall Individual Champion for Male Junior Black Belt title. Karan began his Taekwondo journey on his 5th birthday.
Going Further in… CYCLING
HENRY (YEAR 8) 🚲
Henry came 4th in the British School Cycling Association (BSCA) National Circuit Championships. Along with an impressive list of regional achievements, he also recently competed in the National Circuit Trophy and is currently competing in the National Cyclo-Cross series.
Within school, Henry is known for being a talented musician and active member of several school ensembles, including Jazz Band, Brass Group, Swing Band and Hurricane Wind Band. He also starred in the Drama department‘s Lower School production of ‘Shakespeare In The Grounds’ in summer.
Going Further in… BADMINTON
LUCY (YEAR 10) 🏸
In November Lucy became a finalist for Young Sportswoman of the Year at the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards. As part of the U15 England Squad, Lucy competed in the 8-Nations Tournament and achieved team bronze. Her triple success in the U15 British Championships also saw her achieve team gold, individual gold in girls’ doubles and silver in mixed doubles.
Lucy is an accomplished sportswoman, having represented Trent in hockey and netball. As an academic and music scholar, her talents also shine in the classroom and music recital room.
Going Further in… DRESSAGE
POPPY (YEAR 10) 🐎
This year Poppy represented England at the International Dressage U25. In 2020, she is aiming for the Home International eventing team and Federation Equestrian International (FEI) Dressage.
As a trumpet player, Poppy is a valued member of the Music department and performs with Swing Band and Brass Group.
Going Further in… GOLF
SAM (YEAR 13) ⛳
Back in September, Sam played for the England Schools team against Scotland. He also recently became the West Midlands England Squad Captain, after achieving regional success as Derbyshire County Champion and Midland Youths Championship Winner. Sam’s ambitions for the future include obtaining a golf scholarship at a top university in the United States.
Alongside his golfing career, Sam is an academic scholar as well as a role model for younger pupils in his role as Main School Prefect.