PUPILS are hailed sporting success stories in Gosfield.

Children at St. Margaret’s Prep School have achieved some remarkable sporting results over the last couple of weeks.

On Sunday, Siena and Florence Bishop, Alice Fearn and Jacob Freeman represented the East of England in the ISA National Swimming Finals at the London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Between them they came home with two silver medals, two bronze medals and two fourth place positions.

Alice finished fourth in the "Year 5 Girls 50m backstroke", Siena finished fourth in the "Year 6 Girls 50m backstroke", Florence won bronze in the "Year 4 Girls freestyle", Alice won silver in the "Year 5 Girls freestyle", Jacob won silver in the "Year 4 Boys relay" and Alice won bronze in the "Year 5 Girls relay".

In November the school took part in the Independent Schools Association National Hockey Tournament at Lea Valley Olympic Park, where the team of year six girls came sixth place out of 16 other schools.

A team of 24 pupils also won first place in the annual Cut Hedge Cross Country competition held at Gosfield School.

They regained the trophy they had won two years ago against 13 other schools in the region.

Callum Douglas, Headmaster, said “Sport is an integral part of the character education that runs through the school.

That we’ve had such sporting success across these varied disciplines is testament to the hard work and ability of the children and their teachers.”