Students give Westminster a taste of Wimbledon
A special visit to play tennis in the grounds of Parliament gave students from The Radclyffe School the chance to speak to the Prime Minister, David Cameron. The Year 8 students spoke with him about tennis and other PE opportunities they can enjoy at school.
They were taking part in a Westminster Tennis Day, at the start of the Wimbledon Championships. The event aimed to promote tennis as a sport for all ages and abilities. The Radclyffe School won the chance to take part after entering the ’Road to Westminster’ Digital Competition – students produced a video about the role of tennis in school, as part of National Tennis Day.
At Westminster the students received top quality coaching and met London 2012 Olympian Louise Hunt and winter Olympics gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold. It was a very memorable experience for all the students.
PE Teacher James Delve said, “Over several years the PE Department at The Radclyffe School has lifted the profile of tennis alongside a huge choice of other sporting opportunities. We hope that all students, whatever their level of ability can find a sport they enjoy. In tennis, school teams have competed in local fixtures but also entered the national Aegon schools’ championships.”