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LORETTO SCHOOL’S BEN STRIKES GOLD IN NATIONAL JUDO COMPETITION
10th February 2014

A PROMISING young judo star has proved he has ‘Scot’ what it takes – by landing a gold medal in a national competition.

13 year old Loretto pupil, Ben Laidlaw from East Saltoun in East Lothian who is a member of Sportif Judo Club, secured the top spot in the Scottish Judo Ultimate Open which took place at Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday, 9th February.

The competition must be the highlight of the Scottish Judo calendar, attracting around 300 competitors.

Ben, who fought in the Under 46 kg category, won all of his fights to secure first place.

The talented youngster has already achieved his 13th Mon in belt (Judo ranking).

 

Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto commented, “This is a tremendous achievement for Ben and we do congratulate him on his gold medal. He won silver in last year’s competition, so he is certainly one to watch!”

 

For further details, please contact Mr Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School on 0131 653 4413 or email jhewat@loretto.com

Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.

Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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