On Tuesday the 6th of February 2018, Mr Roper took ten children from years 3 and 4 to represent our school at a Gymnastic festival at Erewash Valley Gym Club’s brand new venue. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn new skills and develop existing gymnastic techniques using equipment that they would not usually have access to at school.
The children practised their balancing skills and showed brilliant bravery by performing forward rolls and headstands on the beam. They learned jumping techniques on the bouncy castle runway and to volt over the horse. They developed floor routine skills using hoops and ribbons on the tumble mat and used their core strength on the bars to balance and hold themselves up in order to do a somersault. Conor and Kyedan even managed to leap from the lower bar to the highest just like an Olympian!
All the children worked incredibly hard and attempted each station, even if it was a little scary, and represented the school fantastically! A big well done to Conor, Noah, Kyedan, Emily, Luca, Leora, Leo, Alex, Tayler and Lacey.