News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

Lewis is Second in the County!

10th May, 2017 by Jude Owens

Kings of Wessex Year 9 student Lewis Hembrow-Mckinley started this year's summer athletics season on a triumphant note when he came 2nd in the County Athletics championships at Millfield School at the end of last month.

Lewis competed against over 75 athletes from other Somerset schools in the challenging pentathlon including: Hurdle, Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump and 800 metres with high jump being his favourite event. As well as 2nd in the county Lewis came 7th overall due to guest athletes from Wiltshire and Exeter.

Lewis first got interested in athletics in Year 7 at Hugh Sexey Middle School and has been training hard ever since. He currently trains three times a week as a member of North Somerset Athletics club with Coach Chris Millard and on non-training days he jogs near his home.

Looking to the future, Lewis dreams of being an Olympian or a doctor to help sportsmen and women with sports injuries. But for now, Lewis hopes to participate in the County championships for Avon and other events this summer, including Sports Day at the Academy next half term.

Executive Headteacher Chris Richardson said: "I congratulate Lewis on his wonderful achievement in coming second overall in the County Athletics championships. This is a tribute to Lewis for his true dedication and abilities as an athlete and I wish him every continued success!"