LONDON (19/08/2016) – Physical activity does indeed boost academic performance as seen by S-Factor Academy’s Abimbola Ojemakinde and Kimani Smart’s recent A-Level results.

Both athletes achieved top marks in their grades and are off to their higher education place of choice, Loughborough and Brunel University respectively, after this summer.

“I am pleased to have been accepted to study History and International Relations in Loughborough University,” Miss Ojemakinde said upon receiving her results.

Miss Ojemakinde, a former County medallist for S-Factor Academy in the 200 meters sprint and long jump categories, celebrates two A’s and a B in History, Politics and Sociology.

“Through S-Factor Academy I have gained a great appreciation for sports, which was a breath of air through my secondary education,” she said.

During Mr Smart’s tenure as an S-Factor Academy athlete, he was London Youth Games’ 400m champion and County medallist in the 400m.

Mr Smart also represented Kent County at the Inter-Counties having won a gold medal in the 4 x 400m relay.

Mr Smart will be studying Sports Science at Brunel University.

“My ultimate goal would be to represent my country one day in athletics,” he said.

“That and getting a first in my degree!”

When asked about Miss Ojemakinde’s summer plans, she said: “Surrounded by great athletes and coaches at S-Factor Academy, I happily volunteered for outreach and summer programmes, which I have continued on until today.”

S-Factor Academy Chair, Stephanie Hanson, said: “Abimbola and Kimani are both hard-working individuals on and off the track. At S-Factor Academy, we truly believe that sports can enhance athletes’ educational journey. They have done exceptionally well and we are very proud of them.”

S-Factor Academy will be awarding £50 to the athletes for their academic achievements.

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