Y10’s Steph Hart has continued her amazing winning run in national and international karate tournaments.

This term has already seen international victories in the USA and Spain and now she has gained Double Gold in kumite and kata and become English National Champion in a high profile event in Solihull.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Steph’s success rate is incredible and it is wonderful to see her tournament victories stack up. It is amazing to think that she has played to packed houses in ‘Billy Elliot’ all week, whilst retaining enough energy and focus to win on the national stage the day afterwards! I know Steph’s family offer her tremendous support and are incredibly proud of her achievements – we at The Friary feel exactly the same. Huge congratulations.”