Henley College students represent the UK in the Cheerleading World Championships.
Emily Eyre, aged 16, from High Wycombe and Lucy Ives, aged 16, also from High Wycombe have done exceptionally well in the recent European Cheerleading Association World Championships in Berlin, Germany. 12 girls from the Kobika Dance School, located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, competed at the cheerleading Worlds event during November 2015. The Kobika Starlites, the name of the team include girls aged between 16 and 25 and who are from Buckinghamshire. The students from the dance school are from local secondary schools, sixth forms and universities within the High Wycombe and Marlow areas. The Kobika Starlites represented the United Kingdom and came 4th in the small groups all female category. Emily and Lucy performed a duet together and came in 6th place in the cheer dance doubles category for the United Kingdom. Both girls have worked tremendously hard and their team came 1st in Nationals which, were held earlier this year in March in Manchester. In June the team travelled to Zadar, Croatia, where they came 3rd in the senior cheer dance category and Emily and Lucy came 1st in the senior cheer dance doubles!
Emily is currently studying Dance, Psychology, English Language and English Literature AS Levels at The Henley College and has said that, “all the other countries at Worlds were amazing and we wish them the best of luck in the future. We hope to see everyone in Japan for Worlds 2017!”. Lucy who is similarly studying Dance and Psychology is also studying Biology and Physical Education AS Levels. Both girls were very modest about their accomplishments with Lucy saying that, “it was an amazing experience and we are very thankful for receiving the opportunity to perform at such a high level”. The Henley College wishes all the Kobika Starlites the very best and hope they make it to the Worlds Championship in Japan in 2017.