Trio of students celebrate scholarship award

Trio of students celebrate scholarship award

Three students at the Wey Valley School have been recognised for their sporting excellence with scholarship awards to further support their participation at regional and national levels.
Sam Anstey, Pascal Maclean-Wood and Scott Stallman have each received the school scholarship award for Wind surfing, Tennis and Wind surfing respectively. The students will receive £200 each to go towards their sporting progress.

Marie Claridge, Head of PE at Wey Valley said: “Sam, Pascal and Scott are dedicated sportsmen who have represented their respective sports at local and regional level with aspirations to go further. The school is pleased to support them as they are exceptional role models for their fellow students at Wey Valley.”

Sam first started windsurfing when he joined Wey Valley School three years ago via the Will Mackaness Trust. Sam added ‘I was given the opportunity to complete my RYA level 1 certificate at The Official Test Centre, Portland and was then completely hooked! With the help of The OTC I progressed to the level of being able to take part in the UKWA British Slalom Association events which are held throughout the UK. In 2014 I was 1st Junior in the Master blaster Fleet and this year moved to the Amateur Fleet to gain further racing experience.

Pascal, who is in Year 7 and joined Wey Valley in September has been invited to join a number of Regional training camps - made up of the top 16 players (12yrs and under) in the Southwest.
Pascal said ‘I moved up in to the 12 years and under age bracket in April 2015 and have worked my way up to 3rd in Dorset. Having my individual lessons as part of my school day helps a lot by freeing up space after school enabling me go to squads at the Bournemouth Tennis Academy. In the future I hope to be number 1 in Dorset and to reach National Level in the 12years and under category’.

Scott, who has been windsurfing since the age of 9 mainly in Portland Harbour, now competes nationally in the UKWA British Slalom Association (BSA) series at various locations around the country. Scott added ‘I have taken part in a number of festivals and competitions, winning the National Watersports festival (junior), coming first in the U16 National Watersports festival speed challenge and winning the BSA National Championship Amateur Fleet. I was also awarded the Windsurfing trophy at the Wey Valley School Awards day’.

Sara Adams, Acting Principal at Wey Valley added, ‘I am really pleased for Sam, Pascal and Scott – the award recognises their dedication, passion and excellence in their sport. I wish them all well and I am sure they will all go far in their sport’.