Lyonsdown School is thrilled to celebrate the medal-winning success of one of its pupils at the recent National Open Schools Cross Country Competition.
Lydia in Year 3 won the Gold medal in the 1.2km race, finishing in an impressive 5 minutes and 48 seconds. She went out hard at the start, and maintained her pace comfortably throughout without ever really being challenged. The two girls who finished in silver and bronze positions tried to make a move on Lydia in the last 100m, but she comfortably outsprinted them to the finish line.
Her family were understandably very proud, including her older sister who also attends Lyonsdown, and who is also a keen runner. It obviously runs in the family…!
Girls at Lyonsdown get the opportunity to try many different sports, so Lydia and others receive a fantastic foundation, right from an early age in our Little Lyons Pre-Reception class. Dance, gymnastics, football and athletics are just some of the sports on the curriculum, which is also supplemented by an array of extra-curricular activities.
Fixtures against other schools also add that competitive element, and the school participates regularly in sporting tournaments organised by the ISA as well as fixtures against other local prep schools. Girls learn valuable lessons from both winning and losing, and both as an individual and as part of a team.
Lydia’s classmates were delighted to see her gold medal when she brought it into school, which she was rightly very proud to show. Well done Lydia!