Kacey French: Leading the Track

A standout star on the track has been leading the way in her fundraising efforts too. Kacey French in Year 7 already holds the record of being the fastest girl over 1500m (with a time that beat the competition by over a minute), and now also has the achievement of single-handedly raising £70 for this year’s Sport’s Relief through her running talents.

Competing within school and making up the miles in her own time led to a stream of sponsorships that totalled £70, contributing to the school’s overall fundraising amount of just under £2000.

Kacey, who runs with her dad outside of school, lights up when she talks passionately about running. “It makes me feel good and it is something that I want to work hard at to get better and better at. I heard last week that Birmingham is going to have a marathon – that is something to set my sights on!”

“Kacey is a highly motivated and determined student, her highly competitive nature allows her to personally excel; whether that be against herself or external competition.

She regularly attends extra-curricular clubs and is a valued member of the school netball, football and athletics team. Recently she has embarked upon sports leadership and supports me at local primary school sports tournaments and festivals.”
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Miss Foster, P.E.