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Triumphant Tapton School Sport!

Triumphant Tapton School Sport! - By Sarah George and Farida Shehu

Tapton School was overjoyed by the fantastic news of the school’s amazing sporting achievement. Sarah George and Farida Shehu (Year 7) report on this sensational event…

Out of one hundred of the sportiest schools in the UK, Tapton made an amazing record of coming 32nd best! As only expected, the whole of our endlessly working PE department were delighted that Tapton and its high achieving students had been given recognition for their hard work and hours of dedication. All of the sporting events that Tapton School participated and won were awarded with points, which got us up the leader board. We were also awarded extra points for the multiple national finals that we attended.

Just to mention a few, Tapton offers a wide variety of sports to pupils of all interests. Some of them are: table tennis, badminton, trampolining, dance, football, rugby, gymnastics and cross-country. Ms Becks had high praise for all the students who had shown dedication and determination for the competitions they had gone to. “They really worked hard and committed themselves fully for this achievement.” All the competitions that Tapton had taken part in this year had tallied up points for the all-important leader board.

This year, we were majorly successful in a wide range of sports. Mentioning only a few, the Key Stage 3 badminton team won the national finals, Dan Whitaker won national finals in trampolining, whilst Luka Rhys-Kristensen came an impressive second place. The Key Stage 3 gymnastics squad also worked extremely hard in reaching national finals. Although we all agree that Tapton has done exceptionally well and have had a very rewarding year, we wanted to know what was next for Tapton and how we can get even higher up the leader board. We asked Ms Becks about this, she said, “To get this far, we have done tremendously well and it would be very challenging to get any higher, so we just have to make our performances even better and see what next year brings!” And we’re sure that the whole of Tapton thinks the same!

During our interview with Ms Becks, we walked in on an amazing dance rehearsal and it was hard not to notice why Tapton has such success for our school sport and it shows that the school has definitely deserved this momentous honour. Well done to all the staff and students who have contributed in getting Tapton School sport so spectacularly far!