Former student Ed Ling, left Courtfields in 1999 and was taught Geography by our very own Mr Latchford! After competing in Athens 2004, London 2012 it was third time lucky for Ed in Rio 2016 where he won a bronze medal in the trap shooting event.
For the full story read the Somerset County Gazette.
On Wednesday 8th June, 21 students from Court Fields School received their Achievement Prizes, awarded to them by local Councillor, William Brown.
The 2016 Learning Support Faculty Awards was held in the newly refurbished Conference Suite at Court Fields School.
This annual event recognises, celebrates, and rewards the achievements of those students at Court Fields School who are supported in their learning in a variety of subject areas, according to personal needs.
This year, the Faculty were delighted to welcome local councillor and former pupil, William Brown, to present the awards and address the students.
Mr Brown, (who went onto read History at the University of Aberystwyth) gave an inspirational talk, explaining to the students that nothing in life should be a barrier to them achieving their goals.
Successful students were presented with achievement medals, and certificates detailing their particular success or achievement.
Former Court Fields student Chris Hay started his fencing career whilst living in Wellington but sInce moving to the University of Bath to study Biology he has been able to dedicate more time to his sport.
As a result he played a major role in the GB squad winning the epee team gold medal for England at the Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships in March 2012. He has also become BUCS champion in 2013 and hopes to retain his title in 2014.
Former Court Fields student and Exeter City forward Tom Nichols has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month for November 2014.
The 21-year-old striker netted five goals for Exeter City during four league fixtures over the course of the month, taking his total up to seven for the season.
Tom showed his sporting capabilities whilst at Court Fields by playing for school teams, local teams and achieving an A grade in GCSE Physical Education.
Ex-Court Fields student Tom Baycock works for Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne as his Parliamentary assistant. Recently, Tom has been in the USA working on the re-election campaign for Virginia Senator Mark Warner and he was invited to a summer party at the White House where he met President Obama and spoke to him in person.
Bristol based author, business trainer and former Court Fields Student Amy Morse was the special guest at our awards evening in July 2013. Amy writes under the name of Amy Fitzjohn and has published two novels so far. The Bronze Box published in 2013 and Soloman’s Secrets published in 2014. In her speech at the awards evening Amy spoke about her first writing assignments for the Wellington Weekly News and the hard work she has had to put in marketing herself as an author whilst holding down her day job as a business trainer.
Ex-Court Fields and Huish College student George Escott (18) has secured a post at RM Education as a support engineer. George beat several graduates in the selection process and puts his success down to the practical experiences that he gained on his courses and during his work experience.
Ex-Court Fields sprinter Ronnie Wells is training hard in his bid to run in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon USA next year. Ronnie will also be competing over 60 meters in the forthcoming indoor season.
Former Court Fields student George Hooper (19), has received national recognition for his work at Wellington
cricket club. Another ex-Court Fields student James Bath was also nominated at the ECB/Sky Sports young coach of the year awards. George was recognised through the Somerset Cricket board as a young coach who has made an impact on local school and club cricket. george was presented with his award at Lord’s the home of the ECB.
Cricket coaching takes place at Court Fields on a Friday evening from January and is run by cricket development officer Simon Spalding and a team of coaches from Wellington Cricket Club.
Naomi Lee, 22 a former student of Court Fields and Richard Huish has just graduated from Harper Adams University inShropshire with a first class BSC (Hons) degree in Countryside & Environmental Management. Naomi also won the JCB prize for her academic excellence and contribution to countryside and environmental managment. Naomi, who left Court Fields in 2007 has also secured herself a job with ADAS the agricultural and environmental consultancy.