Ex-student now one of Britain’s best in karate

Former The Castle School student who inspired current students in July as guest speaker is now one of Britain’s best in Martial Arts

Thea Priest, aged 18, formerly of The Castle School in Taunton, is making a great name for herself fighting for England in karate.

The highflying student has just returned from representing England at the World Shotokan Karate Association championships in Portugal.

Thea won a bronze medal in team kumite, fighting off some very fierce opposition along the way. Two years ago she was British Champion.
Thea spoke at the school’s awards evening in July.
The Castle School is one of Britain’s best schools, with one of the countries best academic records and richness of curriculum and extracurricular sports and activities.

Headteacher Sarah Watson said: “Thea went down incredibly well at our awards evening earlier this year and we are so delighted to see that she is excelling at such a high level in her chosen sport.”