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5 years in a Row for Bourne Grammar School at Boston College’s Elite Eleven!

Boston Colleges’ Elite Eleven annual sporting event returned yesterday, with the Boston College Team Award being won by the team from Bourne Grammar School.

After taking home the Boston College Team Award in 2018, 2019, 2021 and last year in 2022, Bourne Grammar made it five years in a row when they lifted the trophy at this year’s competition.

Elite Eleven is an inter-school sporting competition involving secondary schools from around the county, competing against each other in a variety of indoor sporting and problem solving challenges. The event highlights the incredible commitment, teamwork and motivation of many young learners and raises aspirations for all those involved.

Each team was made up of 11 learners from years 10 and 11, all competing for the coveted Boston College Team Award. The top three teams also received individual prizes, including the first place prize of 11 tickets to Wild Pines Park, the largest high ropes adventure course in the UK.

The competition also saw a special guest appearance from former Boston College learner, and World Champion Body Builder, Joshua-Blue Majury. Josh provided support and coaching to the learners, as well as delivering an inspiring presentation on his journey to becoming a World Champion. Josh was crowned a 4 time Pro Overall World Champion in 2023 and has dedicated himself since then to helping others get the results, they want through his online coaching service.

Speaking during the competition, Josh said, “As a previous learner at Boston college, I’m excited to share my lessons, wins, successes, and motivations with all the learners in what has been a fantastic Elite Eleven competition. I am honoured to be a part of it again.”

At the close of the event, the points were quickly added up with Bourne Grammar taking home first place, Haven High Academy ending the day in second place, and Bourne Academy rounding out the top 3 in third place.

Mark Bridges, Boston College Senior Learning Lead for Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing said, “It has been really pleasing to see the effort, determination, and teamwork that has been on display throughout today. All participants have embraced each activity and shown a high level of skill and physical abilities to complete the events. Elite Eleven provides a great opportunity for learners to step outside of their comfort zone and work together to achieve the same goal. I would like to congratulate all competitors and highlight the support of our sponsors.”

To find out more about Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing courses at Boston College, visit: or call 01205 313218.

Schools in Attendance:

• Bourne Academy
• Bourne Grammar School
• Bridge House Independent School
• Cowley Academy
• Giles Academy
• Greenfields Academy and Ambergate
• Haven High Academy
• Kirkstone House School
• Spalding Academy
• Thomas Middlecott Academy
• University Academy Holbeach
• Woodlands Academy

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