The skilful sportswoman at St Ives School Haslemere

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The skilful sportswoman at St Ives School Haslemere

Best in Everyone Awards

United Learning’s annual Best in Everyone Awards recognises the talents, achievements and dedication of pupils and staff across over 80 schools across the country. In this series of blog posts, we put the spotlight on some of our worthy winners.

In June 2019, Emma was the deserving winner of the ‘Primary Sports Pupil of the Year’ award at United Learning’s Best in Everyone Awards. A fantastic all-round player, Emma has represented St Ives School Haslemere in netball, swimming, cross country, hockey, rounders and tennis – showing immense dedication and skill beyond her years.

A particularly talented swimmer specialising in butterfly and freestyle events, Emma regularly attends early morning practices at school, providing an outstanding example to her peers as team captain. Emma is technically very strong and swims all strokes incredibly well, placing 5th at the IAPS National Finals with the relay team. Emma has often been a constant source of support for younger and less experienced swimmers, inspiring them to work hard and improve.  

Emma was also recognised as one of the strongest and most talented netball players in her year group, earning her the captaincy of the netball team. Her movement around the court has been described by her teachers as “fast and well-timed”, and her level of fitness enables her to maintain a high intensity throughout matches.

Outside of school, Emma participates in a range of individual and team sports. She plays for a football club, a hockey club, and has reached an advanced level in gymnastics through her use of creativity, balance and control. Emma trains with Haslemere Swimming Club, taking all extra training commitments in her stride. She has achieved qualification times for the Surrey County Championships and has been selected for Surrey County Development Training, an outstanding achievement at such a young age.

Teachers as St Ives School speak very highly of Emma: “Emma works incredibly hard for those around her and is a wonderful role model to our younger pupils. She has so much potential and will undoubtedly strengthen any team she plays for at senior school.”

Emma has made a significant contribution to the teams she represents and as a result has been awarded a Sports Scholarship to her senior school. We’re excited to see what else this promising young sportswoman will go on to achieve.

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