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Girls are mapping out world plans.

THE GIRLS' orienteering team at King Henry VIII School are through to the world schools' championships and they've set their sights on claiming a podium place.

The six-strong team of 15 and 16-year-olds have qualified for the event in Madrid in April, having won the senior girls section at the British Schools Championships held in Farnborough, Hampshire. Team captain Sophie Kirk, who won her age class, said: "We beat Ulverston Victoria High School, from Cumbria, to win the British title and they came second in the world schools championships last year, so maybe we can get a podium place."

King Henry VIII finished in second place in the overall seniors at the British Championships. Other top performances came from Matt Halliday who won the individual year 12 boys' title, Penny Oliver (second in the year seven girls' contest) and Aimee Morse, who finished in third place in the year seven girls' event.

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GOING FOR GOLD... King Henry VIII School's orienteering team, from left, captain Philippa Rawbone, aged 15, Emma Kettley, 15, Joanna Reid, 16, and Sophie Kirk, 16. Picture: James Balfour JB120109KING-01
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 16, 2009
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