A PROMISING young judo star has proved he has ‘Scot’ what it
takes – by landing a gold medal in a national competition.
year old Loretto pupil, Ben Laidlaw from East Saltoun in East Lothian who is a
member of Sportif Judo Club, secured the top spot in the Scottish Judo Ultimate
Open which took place at Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday, 9th February.
competition must be the highlight of the Scottish Judo calendar, attracting
around 300 competitors.
who fought in the Under 46 kg category, won all of his fights to secure first
talented youngster has already achieved his 13th Mon in belt (Judo
Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto commented, “This is a tremendous
achievement for Ben and we do congratulate him on his gold medal. He won silver
in last year’s competition, so he is certainly one to watch!”
further details, please contact Mr Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs
at Loretto School on 0131 653 4413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East
Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round
education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐
The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for
children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School
for those aged 12‐18.
Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school,
Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and
emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.