Woldingham Sixth Former and sport scholar Sophie was one of just four alpine skiers to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, 9-22 January.
One of the younger competitors at just 16, Sophie competed strongly for Team GB in her four events: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Alpine Combined. She notched up a fantastic 20th place in the Slalom in a field of 78 and 18th place in the slalom leg of the Alpine Combined, giving her 23rd position overall.
Sophie was understandably thrilled by the experience, commenting:
“Competing at the Youth Olympics in Lausanne was an amazing experience for me and I am hugely honoured to have been selected to represent Great Britain. It was brilliant to ski against the best athletes in the world in my age group and the support we received in Switzerland, at home and, of course, at school, was utterly fantastic!”
Woldingham’s Director of Sport, Mrs Caroline Treacy, commented:
“We are so proud of Sophie and her achievements at the Youth Olympics. It is wonderful to see her hard work and dedication pay off in giving her the opportunity to perform on this stage.”
About Woldingham School:
Woldingham School is set in 700 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, Woldingham is one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools for girls aged 11-18. Woldingham is a Catholic school, with a chapel at the heart of the school and an ethos resonating throughout the school. The school welcomes girls of all faiths and none.
Woldingham’s vision is to provide an outstanding education that empowers women to change the world. As one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country, Woldingham is a proud pioneer of women’s education, with a single-sex environment that is supportive and stimulating.
Academic results at Woldingham are strong. In summer 2018 the school saw its best A Level results. Woldingham’s value added data puts it in the top 10% of all schools. On leaving Woldingham, Sixth Form students typically go to top UK and international universities.
Academic and personal growth are two sides of the same coin at Woldingham. The school aims to nurture confident, happy and successful young women, who are well equipped to make a positive difference to the world and instil a lifelong love of learning.
Around 50% of students board – full, weekly or flexi. Day students come from London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex. As well as UK students, around 25% of Woldingham girls are international from more than 30 nationalities, most of whom board.
For further details please contact:
Jenny Rawlinson, Director of Communication
01883 654 289