After a busy Activities Week at school, I jetted off to Mulhouse, France for my own activities! I was representing Great Britain in Underwater Hockey, at a training camp, in preparation for European championships next summer. 

In total we played the French elite women three times – these were incredibly physical games against the current silver medallists from the World Championships last year. We had a less experienced team and saw a large development over the course of the weekend.

This was a great experience for me and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity provided by the Collegiate for me to represent Great Britain. I am now looking forward to training hard towards the European Championships next year. 

Sophie Speed
Teacher of Geography  – Aquila College