TTS teams competed at the National Synchronised Swimming Championships in May and came away with two top prizes.
In the Championship competition, the Thomas Telford School team impressed the judges with their original routine depicting the rides from Alton Towers and won Gold for the first time. In an event for swimmers new to the sport, the TTS Plate team consisting mainly of girls in Years 7 and 8 who had only been training for a year, came out top with the Gold medal.
NATIONAL SCHOOLS SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING CHAMPIONS BACK ROW: KATIE WOOD, BETHANY CARTER, MARIE MYLER, CLAIRE BROWN, GINA TARANTONIO, MEGAN SAVILLE FRONT ROW: CHARLOTTE DOHERTY, LAURA HENLEY, HOLLIE GEORGE, JESSICA NEWELL, JADE EVANS
TTS teams are coached by former British Champion and International medallist Zoe Cooper and International Masters medallist Sarah Jones. In four years, the Championship team has improved from 12th in the country to first, beating the ten times national champion team from Haberdashers’ Aske’ School.
Zoe and Sarah said: “We are so proud of the girls - their commitment and drive to training over the last four years has been exceptional. Our aim was to win this prestigious title and we knew it would take a number of years to get there.”
Mr Steve Plant, Team Manager added, “It surpasses everything we could have imagined. The girls were ecstatic!”
NATIONAL SCHOOLS SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING PLATE WINNERS: BACK ROW: SHANNON INGLIS, POPPY STAM , DANIELLE ROWEN, CHARLOTTE WESTWOOD, JESSICA HARVEY, MADELAINE ROWEN FRONT ROW: ELLIE POSTANCE, MOLLY CRAVEN, CHARLOTTE DYKE, ELLIS FASSETT, KATHRYN BOYD
High School Musical
Ms Caroline Crawford who directed this year’s musical theatre production writes:
The popular show - ‘High School Musical’ - proved to be a great success with students from all the year groups taking part. Four different casts played to full houses each night and the audiences were thoroughly entertained by spectacular numbers such as ‘Stick to the Status Quo’ and ‘Keep your Head in the Game’.
Several of the students who played leading roles in ‘High School Musical’ have now left to continue studying Musical Theatre at prestigious stage schools.
Sport and the Performing Arts