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Barfield School

An Independent Preparatory School for Girls and Boys

Celebrity Visitor

About 7 years ago, a young brown belt helped Olly Fricker with a judo display at the Summer Fair at Barfield School.

 A lot has changed since then for that young boy. He is now the current British champion in the -100kg category where he has been for the last 4 years!! He was also a 2016 Rio Olympian.

It was an absolute honour to welcome back  Ben Fletcher to  Barfield School. He joined Olly and the Judo Club for both the junior and senior sessions this week, demonstrating one of his finest techniques during  lots of cheering and clapping  before teaching it to the children.   Ben is now a full time Judoka, training  6 times a week at Bath University and competes all around the world . When he is not on the mat he  works on his family farm. A very busy man which highlights how lucky we were that he had the time to come along. Ben and Olly are pictured here with Head Boy, Raphael.