We are so proud to sponsor the equestrian teams at both Beacon Academy in Crowborough and Uplands Academy in Wadhurst (both part of the MARK Education Trust). This morning, representatives from both schools came to our office to tell us how the riders - and their horses - are doing.
Tara Mayhew, Equestrian Team Manager at Beacon Academy, said what had impressed her most since the beginning of this school year was how older students were mentoring and supporting the new Year 7 students who had joined the equestrian team; while a parent of a Year 7 student said that, having been nervous about joining a new school, her daughter had really 'found her tribe' within the equestrian team.
Partner Victoria Sampson responded: "Mentoring is so important here at TeamCB, so it's wonderful to hear about it being mirrored within the equestrian teams at both Beacon and Uplands.
"The photo shows (left to right): Louise Lomax, Marketing and Communications Officer, Uplands Academy; Joseph Oates, Partner, CooperBurnett LLP; Tara Mayhew, Equestrian Team Manager, Beacon Academy; Cara Hoper, Marketing and Communications Officer, Beacon Academy; and Anna Godden, Equestrian Team Manager, Uplands Academy.
We will share more about the teams over the next few weeks.