THE Year 7 girls at Holyrood Academy are celebrating after an incredible year of sporting success.

The girls are county champions in athletics, handball, hockey and rounders.

They have also been county runners-up for indoor cricket, outdoor cricket, netball and indoor athletics.

Mrs Preston, sports coach at Holyrood, said: “This type of success is something worth celebrating as many of these girls were new to the sports in September – where might they be heading?

“We are expecting big things from these girls, so watch this space!”

The Year 7 girls are: Daisy Clayton, Matilda Clayton, Liffy Crouch, Grace Farmer, Holly Griffiths, Phoebe Grinter, Hannah Hill, Ruby Hobbs, Charlotte Lamb, Laura Miller, Isla Souster, Millie Stoneman, Megan Turnbull and Matilda Wallbridge.

Two of Holyrood brightest stars have enjoyed a record breaking athletics season.

Year 8 student Savannah Lamb has broken the long jump, javelin and 100M school records as well as being part of the record breaking relay squad this year.

She was also crowned county 100m and javelin champion.

Lamb capped this off with a throw of 32.30m, the longest throw ever recorded in the County Junior Athletics championships.

Year 7 student Millie Stoneman has had an incredible first year at Holyrood, breaking four individual records.

She now holds the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m schools records, some of which have stood for more than 30 years.

Simon Jenkins said: “Both these girls have worked incredibly hard this year to enhance their natural talent.

“Savannah is ranked ninth nationally and has another year in her age group.

“Millie is an exceptionally talented athlete. It is quite rare to be exceptional at both sprints and middle distance.

“They both have a very bright future ahead.”

In addition to Holyrood’s area and county champion teams, 20 students have represented their county, or higher, in a range of different sports.

Two athletes have gained national honours in sports not done at Holyrood - Hannah Wells (archery) and Oliver Collins (bowls).

Simon Jenkins said: “Holyrood has established itself as one of the top state schools for sport in Somerset.

“All of these sportspeople gaining honours shows how well we are developing talented performers.”