The next Sir Bradley Wiggins? James, 14, has become King’s Bruton’s latest elite sports prospect. At the moment, he is small and light, but incredibly fast. He joins other King’s names already beginning to attract national attention.
International aerial skiers, siblings Lloyd and Elodie, both came eighth in the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Lloyd, 18, performed two twisting double somersaults, a lay-full and a full-full to claim 8th place.
His sister Elodie, 15, only started competing this season, but her debut 6th place at the senior Europa Cup in Switzerland persuaded British selectors that she was easily at the required level. Elodie performed two back somersaults to take 8th place in the ladies event, an impressive result considering she will have another five years in the junior category.
A further sporting success story came when Milo, 15, won three skiing gold medals in a major schools event in Les Gets, France. He won one of his golds while representing King’s in the Inter British Schools Ski Challenge, beating 150 other skiers representing 23 schools. The other medals came in the slalom and giant slalom events in the Aiglon Cup.