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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
During the Easter holidays, Year 6 pupil Hollie Asquith travelled to France to compete in an ‘A’ Class international solo artistic roller skating competition in Issy de Moulinex, Paris.
Her mother Nina Asquith, who is a Curriculum Support Assistant in the Girls’ Division Senior School, coaches the Bolton Artistic Roller Skating Club where Hollie trains. Hollie and Mrs Asquith made the trip to Paris late on Friday, with Hollie missing her pre-competition practice on the international floor as a result. Thankfully she was able to get a fifteen minute practice on the Saturday morning before the competition later the same day.
Hollie performed two solo dances in the competition, both of which she skated extremely well. She competed against sixteen rival competitors from Belgium, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Netherlands, and Paraguay. She was eventually awarded fifth place on this international stage: a wonderful achievement.
Mrs Asquith said, “Hollie looked beautiful on the rink in her Bermuda velvet dress, she was very confident with her ability.”
Hollie is now looking forward to competing again in June, when she will appear at the British Championships at Andover. Her goal at this championship is to be selected for Europeans in Portugal during August 2016. Her friend Summer Burke, who is also in Year 6 at the Junior Girls’ School, will be competing in the 2016 British Championships alongside her.
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