QUEEN Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale are honoured to have two of Cumbria’s three Rising Stars recently awarded by Active Cumbria.

Elliott Woodburn was nominated for his excellent contribution to the sport of swimming, winning every entry entered at the county championships earlier this year.

He triumphed in a total of 13 events ranging from 50m sprints to 800m swims.

Woodburn was crowned Regional Champion in four events, taking silver in further two events.

And during the Scottish Open Championships, he won the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 100m and 200m backstroke, claiming five open titles.

He was also invited to the British Summer Championships, which is an event for the top 24 swimmers in the country, where he won 50m and 100m breaststroke titles and won silver in the 200m breaststroke.

Earlier in the year, whilst competing at the North West Regional Championships in May, Woodburn was crowned NW regional champion in 50m, where he set a new British and English Age Group Record for 13 year old boys as well as being crowned in 100m and 200m breaststroke and 50m backstroke and being awarded British Age Group Champion boys 14 years in 50m and 100m breaststroke.

He also won silver in 100m backstroke and bronze in 200m backstroke.

And Esmee Holgate was the school's other Rising Star, chosen for her sport of judo where she has had an amazing season.

She won the Midland Area Age Band Championship, gold at the British Schools Championship and silver in the Northern Ireland Open Championship.

Whilst competing for England, Holgate took silver in the Flevvoland Open International in the Netherlands, bronze in the Alkmaar Open Championships in Holland and bronze at the Izegem Open International Tournament in Belgium.

She also won numerous national awards including gold at the Goole Judo Championship, bronze at the English Pre-Cadet & Cadet Open in Walsall, bronze at the Welsh Open Pre-Cadet & Cadet Championships in Cardiff and gold at the Regional England Development Squad Northern Region Open Competition.

She also took gold at the Fighting Films Trophy, bronze at 2019 British National Team Championships and finally gold at Judofest.