Ely students pass with flying colours

PUBLISHED: 11:55 29 April 2013

Junior tae kwon-do fighters from Ely

Junior tae kwon-do fighters from Ely


A GROUP of 50 talented young tae kwon-do fighters from the Mark Farnham School in Ely successfully passed their colour belt gradings.

Gradings take place four times a year, with students from within the 14 Mark Farnham Schools getting the opportunity to perform in front of 7th and 8th Dan tae kwon-do masters at King’s Lynn or Bury St Edmunds.

April’s grading saw 140 Mark Farnham students, including 50 from Ely attend gradings, with some as young as five taking part.

Ely pupils achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, all with good grades, in front of examiner master Ron Sergiew, an 8th Dan instructor with more than 40 years experience.

Students received their grades and belts at presentations which were held at their own school this week.


2nd Star

Chloe Bibby

1st Star

Jake Boydell

Archie Edwards, Carrie-Simone, Jack Symonds

1st Kup

Beatrice Buhay, Indi Knighton, George Kulish, Vladislav Kulish, Dwight Patten

George Schembri

2nd Kup

Amit Pandya

3rd Kup

Benjamin O’Dell, Valerio Vitacolonna

4th Kup

Sophie Barnes, Griffin Dyer-Stephens, Jasmine Elcombe, Thomas Logan

5th Kup

Donovan Bainton, Liam Donnelly, Ethan Guest, Isobelle Milton-Forsyth, Tom Starling, Eleanor Wilson, Max Wilson

6th Kup

Oliver Karwoski-Budd, Ryan Whitear Steven Whitear

7th Kup

Sam Cavill, Cerys Easey, Oliver Gallop, Thomas Hawksley, Alexander Hendrich,

Oliver Jaggard, Jasmine Thompson, Matthew Willson

8th Kup

Nola Guy, James Homent, Madilyn Homes, Alex Lee, James Nicholls, Elizabeth Rands, Hanna Sikora, Harry Talbott, Michelle Thompson

9th Kup

Nathalie Brooks, Max Mitzman, Oliver Murray, Cleo Olsson, Olivia Wilber

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