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The IV NACE Olympics

7 schools, 140 pupils and 6 sporting competitions over 4 days; the IV NACE Olympics, hosted at Stonar was a celebration of sporting endeavour.

Teams from our partner NACE schools in France and Spain travelled to Stonar to compete in the event and for four days, Stonar was a hub of sporting activity.

 The non-stop action included tournaments in athletics, football, tennis, basketball, swimming and hockey. Stonar pupils held their own in the face of fierce competition and the Junior Girls team were overall winners of their category, with our Senior Girls team tying for first place with our sister schools, Agora International Madrid and Agora Sant Cugat. Our Junior boys also acquitted themselves well, coming second in the swimming and third in the football.

In a celebratory closing ceremony, prizes were presented by Adam Pengilly, the British skeleton racer who competed at the Winter Olympics in 2006 and 2010. He spoke about his journey in sport; how he, as a child, had been inspired by watching British Olympic champions and that had fuelled his drive to compete.

Richard Miller, Director of Sport at Stonar said, “This was a tremendous experience for our pupils who rose to the challenge admirably, both of competing, and of their duties as hosts. It was great to see the friendships developing through the week.”

Head, Dr Sally Divall said, "At Stonar we are preparing pupils for life and work in a global world. The chance to take part in trips and events with our sister schools in Europe is a great opportunity for our pupils to work alongside those from other countries, building up friendships, language skills and confidence for the future."

 

7 schools, 140 pupils and 6 sporting competitions over 4 days; the IV NACE Olympics, hosted at Stonar was a celebration of sporting endeavour. Teams from our partner NACE schools in France and Spain travelled to Stonar to compete in the event and for four days, Stonar was a hub of sporting activity.

 

The non-stop action included tournaments in athletics, football, tennis, basketball, swimming and hockey. Stonar pupils held their own in the face of fierce competition and the Junior Girls team were overall winners of their category, with our Senior Girls team tying for first place with our sister schools, Agora International Madrid and Agora Sant Cugat. Our Junior boys also acquitted themselves well, coming second in the swimming and third in the football.

 

Richard Miller, Director of Sport at Stonar said, “This was a tremendous experience for our pupils who rose to the challenge admirably, both of competing, and of their duties as hosts. It was great to see the friendships developing through the week.”

 

Head, Dr Sally Divall said, “The NACE mission is to prepare pupils for life and work in a globalised world, and this is exactly how they do it; regular trips and events together within the NACE group encourage our pupils to feel part of a wider global community, and correspondingly confident within that community.”

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