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The Mount’s Amazing Adventuresses


Congratulations to Rosie (Y10) who recently completed her Royal Yachting Association Level 4 Start Racing course. She has been racing and training at her sailing club and over the summer was introduced to sailing larger craft. She has learned to rig, helm and crew a 30ft yacht in windy conditions.

“Learning how to sleep and cook on the boat was quite an adventure!” says Rosie, who has certainly personified the spirit of living adventurously. She follows in the footsteps of fellow Mountie Sophie Hetherton who in 2013 became the youngest-ever female crew member to circumvent the globe in the Clipper Round The World yacht race. On her return to the UK, Sophie revisited the school to talk to the girls about her adventure, and inspire them to understand that they each have what it takes to tackle what may seem like insurmountable challenges.


Libby (lane 4) prepares for her short course race

Libby (Y8) competed in the Yorkshire Championships 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke short course races. She is now focused on qualifying for county and regional championships in the Spring. Libby trains with her swimming club and the school Swim Squad.


Eleanor (Y7) danced with the English National Youth Ballet in their production of Swan Lake at the York Grand Opera House, which closed on 28 September. The choreography was created by EYB Director Janet Lewis who, with her team of international principal artists and teachers, coached the young dancers.


The Mount’s unique Quaker ethos encourages girls to think and live adventurously. Well done, girls!