Three years ago, we decided all children in KS1 and KS2 should study a structured, formal gymnastic programme so that over time, all children become skilled gymnasts. To deliver the programme, the school has two British Gymnastics Association Coaches, Jade Sheeley and Jasmine McGregor, who are teaching the children the Core Gymnastics Proficiency Awards. These awards start at Level 8 and progress to Level 1. To get to Level 1 (which is very difficult) children have to pass each level.
The school has always been incredibly successful when competing in Gymnastics. In May we attended the Bristol School’s year 3/4 Competition. We entered two teams, a Tier 1 and then a Tier 2 which is in a category competing against club gymnasts. Both competed on Floor and Vault and finished in 1st Place! This qualified us for the West of England finals at Bath University. We attended this in July, our Tier 1 team finished in 2nd Place and Tier 2 team finished in 3rd. A fantastic achievement!
A bit about our gym coaches….
Jade took part in competitive gymnastics from the age of 4-13 and was ranked 5th in the South West. She regularly took part in local and regional competitions and has been using her expertise to coach our children to regional success.