We are celebrating three of our Year 9 students, Hector, Tom and Percy, for their outstanding performance at the Finals of the British Schools Karting Championships (BSKC) in Reading.
The boys achieved one first, two third and three eighth positions. During the race, each driver had a ten minute practice and then raced twice in their heat. The first heat was a 10 minute race followed by a second heat for 8 minutes.
Overall, the team finished 6th out of 12 teams and achieved the second-fastest lap of the day, showing real Westbourne spirit throughout the competition.
Starting the sport only recently, the boys have consistently demonstrated fantastic commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the competition. They have formed an amazing bond while supporting and encouraging each other and working as a team.
The students hope to compete again next year and build on their recent success to become best in class nationally.
“The best thing was having a team around me. Being a team of 3 meant there was always someone to support and always someone shouting for me to do well. Percy and Hector were the best team mates! Karting means a lot to us and we are very excited for next year! We hope that we can get to Warrington next year as we would have had experience from this year.”
Congratulations to all three students for exploring and excelling in a new sport, paving the way for other pupils at Westbourne to experience karting too.