Last week, in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, Ellie G, Year 13, represented team England in the U19 European Volleyball Championships. Despite a challenging start, the England squad reached the quarter-finals, where their opponents, Norway, posed a tough challenge and the England girls fell short in their pursuit of a spot in the semis. The play-offs saw some nail-biting action with England triumphing in a thrilling five-set game against the Faroe Islands. In another closely contested game, the England girls displayed remarkable grit and determination against Iceland matching them point for point, but ultimately the girls narrowly missed out on a victory. Well done to Ellie for her hard work!