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Claremont students take their game to the next level 

The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest sporting competition, in which young people from all thirty-three London boroughs compete against each other in over sixty competitions across multiple sports.  

Claremont High School were selected to represent Brent for the Year 7 and 8 Girls and Boys Sports Hall Athletics Competition at the county finals. These were held at Harrow Leisure Centre on Wednesday 7th February. Claremont students competed against the very best athletes from Barnet, Camden, City of London, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington and Westminster. 

Year 8 student Martina Dascalu said afterwards: ‘It was a very good experience and I had a lot of fun. I did feel quite nervous, but I was excited to compete. It was nice working with other people and I’d like to do it again.’ Ryan Gandhi in Year 7 agrees: ‘It was an amazing experience. It helped me see my full potential and made me realise the talent of everyone else, and that you should never doubt yourself.’ 

Mr Peace was especially pleased with the outcome: ‘The overall standard of athlete was extremely high and very impressive. It was great to see our students competing at that level against some of the best athletes in London. Although we didn't qualify for the London final, we had some brilliant individual performances and I was very proud of everyone's attitude, behaviour and endeavour.’