Welwyn Garden City school for the deaf celebrates sporting achievements

PUBLISHED: 10:18 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:18 12 February 2018

Knightsfield School is celebrating its sporting achievements.
Picture: Knightsfield School

Knightsfield School is celebrating its sporting achievements. Picture: Knightsfield School

Archant

A Welwyn Garden City school for deaf children is celebrating two big sporting achievements following “amazing” performances by pupils.

Knightsfield School is celebrating its sporting achievements.
Picture: Knightsfield School Knightsfield School is celebrating its sporting achievements. Picture: Knightsfield School

A team from Knightsfield School recently attended the National U19 Hearing Impaired Swimming gala at the Olympic pool in Stratford.

This was the first time that Knightsfield had put a team in with the eldest participant being 15.

One member of the team was a Monk’s Walk pupil who also has a hearing impairment.

Knightsfield won most of their heats with a couple of close seconds.

With the final scores being revealed in reverse order the anticipation was all too much for the headteacher Suzanne Thrower, who said: “I was so excited and nervous at the same time.

“When we got to fourth place and our name still had not been called I realised what an amazing feat our team had achieved for their first time and with minimal training.

“They only swam in their PE lessons for about six weeks.

“They were amazing.”

Knightsfield School received the bronze medal behind Heathlands in St Albans and Great Baddow in Essex.

Other schools travelled from Derby, Middleborough, Suffolk and beyond.

On Wednesday, February 7, Knightsfield sent a team of five to the regional Boccia tournament sponsored by the Lords Taverners.

The team played well and made it through to the semi-finals where they were unfortunately beaten by the eventual winners.

They also went on to bring home the bronze medal in the U19 event.

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:15

Generous grants have enabled organisers of a popular Hertfordshire village music festival to offer even more free events this year.

Yesterday, 16:27

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner could close blue-light stations in Hitchin, Hatfield and other towns if he gains control over the fire and rescue service.

Yesterday, 16:04

Two teachers from Welwyn are collaborating to create a brand new competition encouraging healthy eating for youngsters.

Yesterday, 14:45

Welwyn Garden City residents have been left shocked after a man was stabbed to death in Panshanger over the weekend.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards