Hulme Hall Grammar School is celebrating following success at the ISA National Athletics Championships last week.
15 year old Becky, from Stockport, was chosen to represent the North at the Independent Schools Association competition having come first in the Inter-girls Shot Put event at the North area meeting earlier this term. She threw the 3kg shot put an impressive 8.60m and qualified to compete in the finals at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham.
Becky was delighted to tie for 3rd place beating pupils from over 500 schools nationwide to make it to the top tier. Said Becky, “I was delighted to be placed at the championships and growing up with three older brothers has certainly made me more competitive!” She continued, “I would have been disappointed with anything less.”
Shot Put has been around since the Middle Ages when soldiers held competitions in which they hurled cannonballs. Thankfully, the sport is not quite as dangerous today and has featured in the Summer Olympic Games since their inception in 1896. It is one of many events at the Independent Schools Association Athletics meeting which takes place annually celebrating sport in schools.
Said Headmaster, Mr Dean Grierson, “We are immensely proud of Becky. Her success was down to hard work, determination and strength. Something that, as a pupil, she demonstrates across all disciplines at school.”
Hulme Hall is immensely proud of its pupils and their sporting achievements. In the last couple of years, they have had success in amateur boxing and seen one of their pupils chosen for the England Lacrosse U18 squad.
New all weather pitches have recently been created at the school and links with Stockport Cricket Club mean the independent school is now able to offer its pupils excellent sporting facilities. Open Events take place in October and November, but in-session Open Mornings run throughout the year. Further details can be found on their website at www.hulmehallschool.org