Skegness Grammar students’ sporting aspirations given financial boost

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Dreams of two students to reach the top in their respective sports have been given a financial boost with the award of a prestigious scholarship.

Lincolnshire tennis star Dominic Beesley and promising swimmer Amber Nuttman are among the first at Skegness Grammar School to be awarded ODEY scholarships, run through sponsor the David Ross Education Trust.

Dominic (17), who lives in Boston, competes nationally while managing his A-level studies as a sixth former.

He said: “I was obviously very honoured to have been considered for this award, but to have received the scholarship is overwhelming and something I’m very happy about.

“It feels as though the hard work over several years has paid off, but now I have to use this opportunity to kick on and go further”.

Amber, a Year 11 student from Wainfleet who swims competitively at a regional level as an individual and nationally in team events, was also grateful.

“This will allow me to continue doing something I love to be involved in. The ODEY scholarship will allow me test myself against a higher calibre of athlete more often and can only help me improve”.

Associate headteacher Simon Sprague said the DRET-supported awards were a timely boost for the students.

“The ODEY scholarship has been established to allow students to pursue their interests and help further their talents in the areas of sport, music and the arts,” said Simon.

“I’m pleased these two awards will encourage Amber and Dominic to realise their potential and achieve their sporting ambitions.”