Two schoolgirls from Cundall Manor School are celebrating reaching the finals of the ISA Gundog Challenge.
Tallulah Lascelles and Hattie Attwood, both reached the final of the Independent Schools Association Gundog Challenge at Weston Park in Shropshire earlier this week.
The pair progressed into the final following an impressive showing in qualifying rounds. Both of the girls managed to be one of two selected for the final of eight contestants from four larger qualifying groups. Hattie placed 4th overall and Tullulah 5th. Hattie also managed to claim the ‘Judges Choice Award,’ an accolade which comes with the enviable prize of a solid silver dog whistle.
The competition was held at the annual Midland Game Fair which took place on the 17th & 18th September at Weston Park in Shropshire.
John Robertson, owner of The Gundog Company, enjoyed showing the enthusiastic crowd the tricks of the trade.
He said: “The purpose of the competition and show is to allow younger children to gain a knowledge of the gun dog and how they work.
“By the time I am finished explaining how they work and what they do, the children have a good knowledge and are eager to put it into action with the dogs.”
The competition is run in association with the ISA and John has so far visited nearly forty schools up and down the country.
The business, based near Leicester, has had busy summer with appearances at Countryfile live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire and several game fairs and county shows.
Eager to embed the skills within the curriculum, the school have now secured a series of Saturday morning enrichment sessions with the business, starting later this month.
To find out more about Cundall Manor School, call 01423 360 200, visit the website www.cundallmanorschool.com or simply come and see for yourself at the next Open Morning on Saturday 15th October from 10am.