Sir Roger Bannister did the ‘impossible’ in May 1954 when he became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes. His death brought many fitting tributes. A modest, intellectual man, when asked whether the 4 minute mile was his proudest achievement, said he felt prouder of his academic medical paper research in responses of the nervous system.
Mike Atherton’s article, in The Times yesterday, pondered if we would ever see a sportsman like Bannister again. Bannister, he said: “was able to excel at the highest level of sport and remain engaged in a broader intellectual life.” How many future sportsman will be able to boast of achievement on and off the field?
Sir Roger Bannister, World Record Holder, Doctor & Academic
At Stoneygate we are inspired by people like Bannister.
Congratulations to all pupils who performed during French day. It is challenging for many pupils to perform in English, so we are all extra proud of all those who performed in French.
Congratulations to Mrs Veary’s form on producing a wonderful assembly on the planets.
In sport, there have been numerous fixtures (please see the website for details). However the highlight of the week belongs to Sophie (Yr 8) who won a bag of medals at the recent County Swim Championships in Northamptonshire.
Congratulations to our Senior Maths Team (Rebecca, Kian, Hattie & Arush) who performed admirably yesterday at the UKMT Team Challenge at King’s School, Peterborough.
Perhaps this generation of Stoneygate Pupils ought to be inspired by Manchester City Footballer, Vincent Kompany, who has just been awarded an MBA, Masters in Business Administration, proof that academic and sporting achievement can go hand in hand.
Enjoy the weekend.