On Friday 6th February 2015, four Year 11, Kingsbury High School, badminton players, Jamie Vekaria, Shaan Patel, Saptarshi Bhatt and Nakul Hirani Capt, progressed into the West London Badminton Area Festival at Harrow Leisure Centre. This progression came shortly after they beat all the Brent Schools in the 2nd Stage of the Sainsbury’s School Games Scheme, allowing them to compete against the best schools in West London in the 3rd stage.
Kingsbury High School played singles and doubles matches. They won all of their games against Haydon School and Jewish Community Secondary School. Kingsbury managed to pull off another win, by beating their opposition, Chelsea Academy, 4 games to 1 game. Three consecutive wins meant that Kingsbury proceeded to the West London Badminton Area Final against Isleworth & Syon School, a very well known school/sports college in this set up, winning this festival numerous times.
Kingsbury did not get to the best of starts. Unfortunately, they were not able to revive themselves and lost 4-1, settling for 2nd place and receiving a well-earned silver medal.
A special thanks to Mrs Woodrow, Mr Ali, Mr Gibson and the rest of the PE department, who entered Kingsbury High School into the School Games Scheme.
Written by Nakul Hirani