Aberdeen school celebrates pupil’s selection for Team GBR in China

30/05/2024
Albyn School pupil Jessica Davidson

ALBYNSchool is proud to share that Primary 5 pupil, Jessica Davidson, has been selected to represent the UK at the upcoming Laser Run World Championships. Jessica secured her place on Team GBR by coming first in the World Laser Run Trials, held at Leweston School in March. This victory earned her the opportunity to compete at this prestigious international event, organised by the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM).

Jessica, who is now 10 years old, began her journey in laser run about two years ago. She said: “I was training for a pentathlon and doing pistol shooting, swimming and running. I got really good at my running and then I got into laser run afterwards.”

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Recalling the trials, Jessica said: “It was quite scary because there were a lot of people in my group.”

Jessica, who frequently travels for competitions, also participated in last year’s Laser Run World Championships in Bath. She is now really looking forward to the Laser Run World Championships in Zhengzhou from June 9 to 16. 

She said: “I am really excited to go to China. This will be my first time in China. I will be travelling with my mum and dad. We are going for nine days.

“I am also in the mixed relay competition so I am excited for that too.”

After the world championships, Jessica is looking forward to attending Albyn School’s Laser Run Summer Camp in July. Having joined Albyn School in February, she enjoys the sport activities the school offers. Her laser focus also pays off in Maths, which is her favourite subject.

Nichola Crawford, Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Albyn School who runs the Laser Run Camp, said: “The entire Albyn School community is incredibly proud of Jessica. We will be cheering her on and we eagerly look forward to hearing all about her experience at the competition during our summer camp.”

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