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Back of the net for Sports results at Sheffield Girls’

After a summer which saw pupils taking part in international football matches against the Afghanistan national team, and competing in European Swimming Championships, Sheffield Girls’ Sport and PE Department have capped it all off with top grades at GCSE across the board.

For a long time Sheffield Girls’ has been synonymous with excellence in Sport, and whilst the pandemic might have put a few hurdles in our path, it hasn’t slowed down our Sport and PE Department, as evidenced by this year’s outstanding GCSE results, with every pupil in the group awarded the top grade of 9 (above A* in the previous grading system).

As if sitting their GCSE’s wasn’t enough work, our sporting superstars have continued with their competitive activities during the summer. Whilst awaiting her results Grace Mitchell, a member of Crosspool Football Club, had the opportunity to play for South Yorkshire Police against the Afghanistan National Team. Grace has spent the last couple of years at School coaching younger pupils in football and captaining dance clubs so it didn’t surprise us to hear that she’d grabbed this latest opportunity with both hands (or feet) and had a fantastic time whilst doing so.

Of course like many of our pupils, Grace’s extra-curricular activity doesn’t begin and end with sport, and after learning sign language during the pandemic, and volunteering at a local alpaca farm, this year she moved on to carrying out scientific research projects as part of the Silver Crest Award and winning Gold in the British Olympiad Intermediate Challenge.

As Grace picked up an outstanding nine GCSEs all at grade 9, Mrs Mitchell, her proud mum said of her results: “We are delighted that Grace has had so many opportunities at Sheffield Girls’ and so proud of the way in which she grasps and seeks out opportunities.”

Another sporting star in Year 11 is Charlotte Bianchi, who this summer has represented England in the 2022 European Junior Championships in Romania. Not only has she successfully juggled her studies with this incredibly high level of training and competition, we were delighted when earlier this summer Charlotte was selected to be part of the SportsAid Next Generation Programme and will receive support through to Paris 2024.

We’re incredibly proud of all of our sports stars, regardless of ability. Watch this space for lots more news of their activities in 2022-23!

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