GB sports stars Emma and Pippa head for Cambridge

Great Britain rower Emma Andrews is off to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge after securing all A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and in her Extended Project Qualification. Emma studies at Putney High School and has just secured gold and silver medals for Great Britain at the prestigious Coupe de la Jeunesse event in Poland, where she was also GB Women’s Team Captain.

Emma said: “I train two or three times a day, six days a week, before and after school. That means I have to wake up at 5.45am to be on the water by 6.15am during the week, and by 7.00am on Saturdays. Luckily, I live close to the Putney High School GDST boathouse! You have to be efficient, proactive and productive.

Emma’s school are so impressed they have named a boat after her.

GB orienteer Pippa Dakin from Sheffield High School has also found her way to Cambridge after achieving four A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths plus an A in General Studies and Geology AS-level and an A for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Pippa has represented Great Britain in orienteering at national and international level for the past three years and recently represented Team GB in the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Macedonia. She was also a cross country finalist in the English Schools Championships and was commended for the GDST Minerva Prize, awarded to the best all round student across the Trust’s 28 schools.

Pippa said: “I’m over the moon with these results and so excited to be going to Cambridge and following in my Mum’s footsteps!”

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