This week was the last week of gymnastics club and to celebrate all the gymnasts hard work we held a competition in the hall. Parents and relatives were invited to watch the children perform the routine they have learnt over the 8 weeks. The routine demonstrated some of the techniques and skills they have learnt this term. At the first week of the club many of them were nervous about trying some of the more complicated movements but their determination has paid off!
The competition was judged by Emily and Hana, two former Kemsley pupils who are now studying A levels at Highsted.
All the children performed fantastically well in front of their audience, remembering the routine off by heart and carrying out the techniques confidently.
At the end they were presented with a medal, a certificate and an “Olympic values” pencil to remind them how their determination, friendship and courage had helped them to succeed.
The scoring was very close! but our final winners of the gold and silver medals were Dylan in 1st place and Rosie in 2nd place.
There were 2 extra awards given out to the gymnasts who had most consistently demonstrated the Olympic/Paralympic values across the term.
These are made up of three Olympic values – Friendship, Respect and Excellence – along with the four Paralympic values – Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality. The values underpin the Games as a set of universal principles, but they can be applied to education and our lives, as well as to sport itself.
These were presented to Jack and Adeshina, very well deserved!
It has been a pleasure to work with all of the gymnasts this term and I would like to say a big well done to them all.