June Education News

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We round up education news for our first June Journal.

One of the great things about having a new edition of City Kids Magazine is being able to share more great content with you. And our June Education News is right up there. Staff and students have been working hard all year and now’s the time to reap the rewards.

St Benedict’s Tennis star qualifies for junior Wimbledon Championships

Mika to play at Wimbledon

A promising young tennis player at St Benedict’s has been given the chance to play at Wimbledon this year, having recently won the 14U Grass Court National Championships.

Mika, who is in Year 8 at the school, won the 14U Grass court National Championships in East Gloucestershire, both in singles and doubles, on 30th May. As a result of this huge success she was also awarded a GBR wild card into the 14U international event at the Wimbledon Championships this year! She will therefore compete against some of the best young tennis players from all over the world and the event will run alongside the adult championships at Wimbledon – a hugely exciting prospect for her!

In further good news, Mika has also been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Summer Cup, organised by Tennis Europe.

Mika said: “I received a wild card for invitational Championships that will take place at Wimbledon during the adult championships. To qualify for that event players had to win nationals in different countries or win the international at Roehampton that I am playing this week. Both winner and runner-up get a wild card. In the Wimbledon event that I already secured my place for there will be the best juniors 14U from around the world. Also, representing Great Britain at the Summer Cup, is a great honour.”

Annika Broome, head of Tennis at St Benedict’s, said: “This is wonderful news for Mika! She has contributed a lot to St Benedict’s sport since she joined us in the Junior School and continues to do so in the Senior School. We look forward to seeing her progress and want to wish her the best of luck as she is currently competing at the Tennis Europe 14 & U at Roehampton this week.”

Jubilee Fun

Highfield and Brookham Schools

While flying the Union Flag and hanging out the bunting in honour of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, the pupils at Highfield and Brookham Schools put their best feet forward for a sponsored walk in aid of Highfield Highreach Holidays.

Joined by parents, grandparents, school staff and assorted four-legged friends – many bedecked in patriotic red, white and blue – the willing walkers raised a tidy £1,420 for the school’s beloved charity which provides week-long residential breaks for children and young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Durston House & Harvington Prep merger

Durston House & Harvington Prep

Durston House and Harvington Preparatory School in Ealing are to merge as a single, co-educational school, led by Durston House Head Giles Entwisle. The two schools will operate independently – with some sharing of facilities – until September 2023.

As close neighbours, the schools already share deep roots within the local community, and now, Harvington Prep will join the Durston House family, to strengthen these ties and cement community links. Read more here.

Open Days

Before you get swept up in the final furlong of the summer term, head to our Open Days page to review when schools are throwing open their doors in the Autumn Term. Head here for the up to date list.

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