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Key Stage One – Gymnastics – January 2023

Gymnastics is a sport that includes physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, dedication and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups and our girls showed these skills in abundance this afternoon as they performed in the competition at Jump Primary School.

About their routine:  their performance was choreographed by three Y5 girls who created and presented it to the younger children, and helped them in their movements and positionings.  They came up with the music to perform to, ‘How far I’ll go’ from the film ‘Moana’ which was a perfect fit.  The older girls checked the timings of the movements to the music to make sure the sequence flowed and it certainly did – flawlessly.  The gymnasts shone like the stars that we knew they would be.

It must be mentioned that the three girls plus our gymnasts gave up their own time (their break times) to go over and over and over and over the exercises endlessly to ensure all the required elements were in the routine and where best they fit, but their hard work paid off with the seamless performance at the competition – all our girls were winners today and we are so very proud of each of them.  They looked outstanding in their outfits today too.

On arrival at the venue,  it was suggested that all children warm up first before the competition started, and there was no holding back our three Y5 girls in leading the warm-up, and then the cool-down at the end of the afternoon.  They have been absolute warriors in putting together the routine and being so immensely patient and encouraging in the painstaking practices, we thought they needed a reward for their efforts – they were awarded a gymnastics coach medal, engraved especially for them and a box of chocolates to enjoy as a small token of our gratitude – we couldn’t have possibly managed without them.

What super role models we have in Birdwell Primary –  Well done to all our stars today.







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