The Hart School in Rugeley, are celebrating the success of one of their students, who has been invited to join the Great British Kickboxing Team. Last week, Ellie Harvey aged 12, represented GB at the WAKO Junior European Championships held in Skopje in Macedonia.
37 Countries competed in this prestigious event, with a total of 1600 competitors selected to represent their respective age and weight categories.
Ellie fought in the Under 12’s section, competing against older and significantly taller girls, dominating at many stages of the competition and refusing to surrender to her opponents.
After a tense semi-final she lost out by 2 points, but earned herself a much deserved bronze medal.
Mrs Holly Hartley, Acting Executive Principal of the Hart School said
‘Ellie’s accomplishments are outstanding, her determination and resilience set an example to us all! We are all very proud of this young lady, and are sure we will see her representing her country at an even higher level, in the not so distant future! Watch this space’.
Terry Wogan’s Special Award
Abbie and Ellie Holloway from the Hart School, Rugeley, have been awarded the Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Award at the Annual BBC Children in Need televised event. The Award has been presented since Sir Terry’s death in 2016 to someone who has gone above and beyond to help raise money for Children in Need.
This years award was presented at Television centre live on air by Joanna Lumley and Graeme Norton.
Abbie and Ellie have been raising money together for Children in Need since they were 8 years old and to date have raised nearly £20,000 for the charity. Now in the 6th Form at the Hart School, Rugeley, they don’t intend to stop here, and have vowed to continue each year to come up with new ways to raise money for this very worthy charity.
Mrs Holly Hartley, Acting Executive Principal of the Hart School said, ‘The girls are simply amazing! They are setting such a great example to us all, and we are so proud of their achievement.’
The girls have been helping out in assemblies as the school focuses their termly ‘Life and Soul’ Days around charity.