Farlington’s High Flying Year 11s

Lottie Suckling RFU

Farlington School’s Year 11 has produced some amazing achievements recently. Juliet has become a published author, Sarahais a finalist in a national arts competition and Lottie is a national rugby champion.

 Juliet Webber, fifteen, has written and published her first novel. She started writing her book, ‘Demon Slayer’, when she was twelve-years-old, having been inspired by the ‘Chronicles of Ancient Darkness’ by Michelle Paver, as well as Tolkein’sworks. Two years and 92,000 words later, it can now be bought from the website: www.chennellsbrookpublishing.co.uk.

 Sahara Coles has been chosen as a finalist of the Discover ARTiculationChallenge competition. She was one of 5 entries submitted to Leeds University, who judged all the entries from across the country. The students had to choose, research and ‘articulate’ for 2-3 minutes on any piece of artwork, e.g. a painting, sculpture or a building. Each of our students spent time with Mrs Huntsman, Head of Art History, discussing their proposed artworks; their final entries were filmed and uploaded, and the girls delivered their presentations to the School in a special assembly. Their proud parents were also invited in to school.

 The adjudicators were wonderfully impressed by the time, effort and engagement shown by all of the participants. Sahara has been invited to speak during the ARTiculatingArt and Culture Day for KS4 students on 11th July at the University of Leeds. She has to give an extended version of her original presentation – Ai WeiweiDropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995), to last 5-7 minutes and will be one of only 8 finalists from the whole country. We wish her the very best of luck. During the day, she will also be able to attend activities and workshops led by staff and students from the University’s School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies.

Congratulations to Lottie Suckling in Year 11, who is a national champion. She has recently won the National U18’s RFU final with her team, Pulborough. After an unbeaten season, the team won 36-7 against Newark at the Ealing Trailfindersstadium.

Lottie started playing rugby at the age of 10 and trains every Thursday evening with her club. She enjoys the physicality, team spirt and social aspects of the sport and is looking forward to further wins with her club.

The Year 11s are now on study leave and celebrated on Friday by coming in fancy dress, taking the first letter of their name as inspiration for their character. We wish them the best of luck for their exams!

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