Bede’s pupil wins gold in the 1m Sussex diving competition

Bede's Preparatory School | 10 Oct 2017 | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
On Thursday 28 September, Bede’s Prep Year 4 pupil Jonty entered the 1m Sussex Age Group Diving Competition at Splashpoint, Worthing.
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Competing against other 8-9 year olds, Jonty had to enter five dives, and much like the Olympic competition, had one attempt at each. His dives, each of which had an increasing difficulty tariff, were then scored by three judges. He achieved a magnificent score of 66.40 and won gold.

Jonty has been diving for just over a year and is a member of Eastbourne Swimming Club Dive Team, coached by Tony Gaskell. He was inspired by Tom Daley in the 2016 Rio Olympics whom he was fortunate enough to meet earlier this year.

Giles Entwisle, Headmaster of Bede’s Prep School said “I am really proud of Jonty’s achievements and his endeavour to pursue diving outside of School, I am sure he has a bright future ahead of him.”

About Bede's Preparatory School

Bede's Prep is a coeducational independent Day and Boarding school.

Our Prep School pupils, aged 4-13, work towards common entrance before they successfully move up to their next school.

Bede's Prep School is based in Eastbourne, nestled on a cliff top above Beachy Head, with stunning views of the sea.

Life is very busy here, with children enjoying a full and balanced programme of learning, where belief in the individual and our holistic educational philosophy focuses on the needs of each and every child.

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