16 Milton Keynes Schools Competing in 3 different disciplines:
- Body Management – Anwar, Ibrahim, Keira
- Floor Routine – Etedal, Remi, Alfie
- Vault (Straddle on or straddle through) – Whole Team
A fantastic effort by all of the Gymnastics Team at the competition! The team put in several weeks of training prior to the competition with many learning the routine by heart at home; the resulting routines were a pleasure to watch.
The team began with their vault element. This didn’t quite come as easy as we thought after weeks of practise due to a very springy springboard! Our team soon adapted to the difference and were each able to perform 2 vaults to put us in 6th place overall with our vault score. Alfie performed an excellent vault through to add to the team score.
Anwar, Ibrahim and Keira took on a tough body management routine that involved 12 elements including skips, press ups, splits, broad jump and arch to dish rolls. The routine relied on each child having clear control and good core strength. All of them did a fantastic job with Anwar standing out in this category particularly.
Remi, Alfie and Etedal were last up and performed a gymnastics floor routine with 6 elements including handspring, backward roll to straddle, Y balance, double cartwheel/handstand to forward roll and finishing up with bridge or splits. The three clocked up a good score and were able to display areas that they excel in. Etedal particularly performed well in this category resulting in a high personal score.
At the end of the competition Knowles were the only school awarded the School Sports Games medal for Fair-play and Teamwork. A team noted for never giving up and supporting their teammates! Well done team!