Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:23

The Grove Gymnastics Festival 2018

On Wednesday 13th June, all of the Gymnastics Club had a very exciting day showcasing all their hard work from over the past year. Since April, all our club gymnasts have been focusing on the Grove Independent School Awards Scheme. This scheme has challenged our children to attempt new skills and perfect already learned skills to perform and gain an award depending on their level. All children worked really hard in their sessions and also during the two assessment weeks we had before the actual event. Considering the amount of time the gymnasts had to practice, especially our two lunchtime clubs who only get half an hour a week to perfect routines. The gymnasts were ready for their showcase of their gymnastics routines and parents were very proud of what their children had achieved. Overall, the gymnasts all performed to the best of their abilities, and were very proud of their achievements. Well Done

Mrs Paris

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:49

MISGA Gymnastics Competition, Stamford

The children have been working very hard over the Easter Holidays for this competition, and we had a large number of children competing, many of them, this was their first competition.

On Saturday, we had the Under 9 Girls Novice Competition in the morning and the Under 9 Boys Novice Competition in the afternoon. In all competitions over the weekend, the children got to perform a Set Floor Routine and Two Vaults.

The Under 9 Girls were very prepared for the competition, and being in the first round, did not have to wait to long to compete. All the girls were composed and ready after the warm up. All girls performed well, and nerves did not show, both during the floor and the vault. And the hard work paid off, Alexa O'Kane received a medal for 6th Place and the Team received a Bronze Medal for 3rd Place!

The Under 9 Boys had an excellent competition also, especially as 4 of our boys were only 7 years old!! The boys were very nervous, but they held their nerves and performed to the best of their ability. They finished in 4th place overall.

On Sunday, the Under 7 Novice Girls were competing in the morning. For all of these girls, it was their first competition. Nerves were high, but the girls were also very excited and smiley and happy!! The children had done lots of practicing the routines in gymnastics sessions, and knew exactly what to do. Every single girl performed both their floor and vault without showing their nerves and they were very happy when they finished. Their hard work paid off also, Summer O'kane came home with a Bronze Medal in 3rd Place and the team won SILVER medal!!

In the afternoon, our more experienced Under 11 Girls were competing in the Novice Competition. The girls all knew what they were doing, and looked very professional and tight in their routines. Again, hard work and determination from the team payed off. The children all won a Silver Team Medal, and Eve Bailey placed 4th Place and Hana Iguchi 6th.

All of the children this weekend should be so proud of all their performances. They have all worked very hard for this competition and those that won medals really deserved them. We are also very proud of them. Well Done Boys and Girls!

Mrs Paris & Mrs Allsopp

Under 9 Novice Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Thea-Donya Kassaei 7.10 6.70 13.80 21
Chloe Chan 7.40 8.00 15.40 11
Emily Pugsley 7.00 6.10 13.10 24
Alice Alder 6.80 6.40 13.20 23
Oluwadabira Filani 8.10 7.90 16.00 7
Alexa O'Kane 8.40 8.10 16.50 6
Team Total 31.00 30.70  61.70 3

 

Under 9 Boys

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Daniel Nunez Montanola 6.40 5.90 12.30 25
Jacob Okwuadigbo 5.60 6.70 12.30 25
Arjun Chawla 6.00 7.10 13.10 22
Sathvik Bingi 6.30 7.60 13.90 19
Zayne Quinton 6.60 6.90 13.50 21
Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio 7.30 6.60 13.90 19
Team Total 26.60 28.30 54.90 4

 

Under 7 Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Tabitha Simpkins 7.20 6.00 13.20 24
Naserian Fakhi 6.50 5.80 12.30 33
Autumn Pim 8.00 6.45 14.45 8
Emily Foster 7.30 6.40 13.70 15
Summer O'Kane 8.70 7.00 15.70 3
Ruesha Kaur 7.10 6.20 13.30 21
Team Total 31.20 26.05  57.25 2

 

Under 11 Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Chloe Cave 8.95 8.00 16.95 9
Iman Komane 8.60 8.00 16.60 14
Sophie Hartley-Wiley 8.95 8.10 17.05 8
Sophy Pearce 8.85 7.90 16.75 11
Hana Iguchi 9.20 7.95 17.15 6
Eve Bailey 8.95 8.30 17.25 4
Team Total 36.05 32.40  68.45 2
Published in Sport

On Sunday 21st January we took 3 teams to the ISGA 4 Piece National Gymnastics Championships at Stamford Junior School in Lincolnshire.

All gymnasts had to perform a Set Floor (this was the same routine for all gymnasts), a Set Vault, a Voluntary Vault and a Voluntary Floor Routine, for the girls this was performed to music.

For our Under 9 Girls it was their first competition for some of them, so it was a big day.  Even though they were incredibly nervous, all the children performed their best, and their commitment and hard work paid off, especially in the voluntary floor routines. They came 10th Place in the competition.

Our Under 11 girls were a little more experienced, but they were still very nervous. They performed beautiful voluntary floor routines with personality. Again, all the hard work before and during the Christmas Holidays had paid off, and they performed very well on all four pieces of apparatus. The Under 11 Girls came 9th Place.

For the Under 11 Boys, the competition standard was very high, most of the boys performed to the best of their ability. They came 6th Place.

Overall, we were very pleased with the performance and effort of most of the gymnasts we took to Stamford, and they should be proud of what they did.

Well Done Team!

Mrs Paris & Mrs Allsopp

Under 9 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Morenike Adeleye

8.30

6.20

7.20

21.70

47

Oluwadabira Filani

7.90

6.05

7.90

6.45

28.30

=37

Oyindamola Omotosho

8.00

6.50

6.20

20.70

49

Emily Pugsley

7.70

6.20

6.60

20.50

50

Alexa O’Kane

8.60

7.90

6.10

7.35

29.95

32

Thea-Donya Kassaei

6.10

8.10

6.15

20.35

51

Top 4 Totals

32.80

26.40

29.70

26.60

115.50

10

 

Under 11 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Iman Komane

0.00

59=

Eve Bailey

8.00

7.80

8.65

8.40

32.85

29

Sophy Pearce

0.00

59=

Chloe Cave

7.90

7.10

8.20

8.40

31.60

42=

Hana Iguchi

8.10

6.90

8.45

8.40

31.85

41

Sophie Hartley-Wiley

8.60

7.75

7.60

8.45

32.40

33

Top 4 Totals

32.60

29.55

32.90

33.65

128.70

9

Under 11 Boys

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Joseph Imonioro

7.30

7.05

7.70

6.20

28.25

24

Ethan Ireland

8.50

7.25

7.95

6.10

29.80

=21

Kanye Nwuga

7.90

7.25

6.85

5.10

27.10

26

Keith Adeleye

8.40

7.30

7.05

5.00

27.75

25

Oliver Surley

8.10

7.00

6.35

5.00

26.45

27

Gabriel-Alvarez-Custodio

0.00

=32

Top 4 Totals

32.90

28.85

29.55

22.40

113.70

6

Published in Sport
Friday, 10 November 2017 12:02

ISGA Gymnastics Championships, Stamford

Last weekend The Grove took four teams to the ISGA National 2 Piece Competition in Stamford. Each child had to perform a set floor routine and two vaults and they all performed brilliantly.

It was the turn of the Under 9 girls and the Under 11 girls on Saturday. Both teams performed beautiful floor routines, something we had been working very hard on since we started back at school in September. Their lines were clean and they performed the individual skills slowly and controlled. 

On Sunday, the Under 11 boys competed first. Again, like the girls, the lines were very clean in the floor routines and all of the boys performed excellently. Their vaults were also good, and they performed to the best of their abilities. The boys should be very proud of their performances as they gained a team Bronze medal. All the hard work had paid off.

It was then time for the Under 13 Girls to compete. Their floor routines were lovely, slowing them down and showing each move separately. They all performed brilliantly, and should be very proud of their performance against a very high standard. Well Done Girls. 

Under 9 Girls - 9th position
Alexa O’Kane, Sophie Hartley-Wiley, Schechinah Fundira, Oluwadabira Filani, Alice Alder, Summer O'Kane

Under 11 Girls - 13th Position
Eve Bailey, Hana Iguchi, Sophy Pearce, Emily Ying-Clifton, Chloe Cave 

Under 11 Boys 
Oliver Surley, Ethan Ireland, Keith Adeleye, Joseph Imonioro, Kanye Nwuga 

Under 13th Girls - 15th Position
Carolina Diniz Fernandez-Lomana, Jumeirah Francis, Mariam Elakama, Maya Shah, Caitlin Hendry

Mrs Paris

Published in Sport
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:48

The Grove Gymnastics Festival

On Saturday 6th May The Grove hosted an internal gymnastics competition. The competition consisted of gymnasts ranging from ages 5-13 years, for many of them it was their first ever competition. For the younger children it was a great opportunity for them to show what they can do and build their confidence for future competitions.

Over the course of the year the school have also had teams competing in national competitions around the country, these include:

  • U7 girls
  • U9 novice and advanced girls
  • Under 11 novice and advanced girls
  • U9 boys
  • U9 mixed

Each age category had an hour’s slot throughout the day in which both vault and floor routines were performed. The criteria of both the floor and vault were dependent on the individual ability of the gymnast. For the U7 Novice group they were only using the springboard for their vault performance, the aim of this was for them to be able to demonstrate the correct technique that is needed for their future progression. The U7 advanced used the vault. In order to achieve maximum marks, they were required to not touch the springboard more than once, gain good height whilst jumping, a good and fast run up, landing with no additional steps and finishing with their arms by their ears. It was quite a daunting experience for them all, considering they had never performed to an audience before. However, they all did brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the same time. Judging by the way they all conducted themselves, we can expect nothing but good things to come.

The U9 category included both boys and girls. Many of these gymnasts have competed before multiple times in national competitions; therefore the competition was fiercer with every child wanting to show how much ability they have. The performances showcased by every gymnast was amazing, their progression over the year really shone and all of their hard work this year really paid off.

The last part of the day was the U11’s turns to compete, (both novice and advanced). Being the eldest gymnasts in the school the routines they performed consisted of a higher tier of moves. All of these girls have competed in national competitions throughout the course of the year, meaning that they were more than able to cope with the pressure of an audience without letting their nerves get the better of them. The only difference between the two groups was that the advanced girls were required to perform a voluntary floor routine to music. Over the year they have been practicing this and have each choreographed their own sequences. This is something that can be very tricky as marks are awarded for the composition of the routine and how well the moves link together smoothly with the music. However, being the talented gymnasts that they are, each of them had no problem successfully executing their sequences and should all be proud of their efforts.

To summarise, the competition was a great success and was an enjoyable day for everyone involved. It would not have been possible without the fantastic support from parents and all of the staff that volunteered to help and make it a day to remember.

Mr Thompson & Mrs Paris

RESULT

Under 7 Novices:
1st – Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio
2nd – Emily Pugsley
3rd – Barnaby Davison
4th – Ruesha Kaur
5th – Autumn Pim
6th – Isabelle Clarke

Under 7 Advanced
1st – Oluwadabira Filani
2nd – Morenike Adeleye
3rd – Ewaoluwa Adekanmbi
4th – Oyidamola Omotosho
5th – Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi
6th -  Georgia Taylor

Under 9 Novice
1st – Harini Sivavakeesar
2nd – Alice Alder
3rd – Olivia Sobera

Under 9 Advanced
1st – Eve Bailey
2nd – Hana Iguchi
3rd – Sophy Pearce

Under 9 Boys
1st – Ethan Irelend
2nd – Wilfred Clark
3rd – Oliver Surley

Under 11 Novice
1st – Emily Ying-Clifton
2nd – Tiya Mistry
3rd – Carolina Diniz Fernandez-Lomana

Under 11 Advanced
1st – Chloe Cave
2nd – Maya Shah
3rd – Iman Komane

Published in Sport
Saturday, 29 April 2017 12:04

MISGA U7, U9 & U11 Gymnastics Competition

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd April saw The Grove gymnasts travel to Stamford to compete in the annual M.I.S.G.A (Midlands Independent School Gymnastics Association) competition. This was the Grove’s 4th official competition of the year and everyone was excited and raring to go.



Every gymnast involved had been working extremely hard in the lead up to the competition, dedicating their own spare time over the holidays as well as the extra-curricular training in order to fully prepare themselves and perform to the best of their ability.

The judging was based on overall scores of a combination of both floor and vault routines, neither of which are an easy task to master, especially under pressure. 



For the U7 team of Ewaoluwa Adekanmbi, Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi, Morenike Adeleye, Emily Foster, Oyindamola Omotosho and Sophia Underhill it was a very big day. It was the first time that they had competed in a national gymnastics competition for the school and were understandably very nervous. However, as soon as each of them stepped up to perform to the judges nobody would ever have known.
 


For Minnah Elakama, Oluwadabira Filani and Thea-Donya Kassai it was also their first national competition and were competing in the ‘Under 9 Novice’ category, each of them did extremely well and learnt so much from the experience.
 
Ethan Ireland, Joseph Imonioro, Wilfred Clark, Oliver Surley and Stellan Chinappa represented the school in the ‘Under 9 Boys’ category. This was their third national competition of the year therefore they knew exactly what to expect. Throughout the day they bonded and worked together as a team to help build each others confidence and help them achieve the best result that they could. Every single one of them is a very strong gymnast and they continue to impress every time they perform. They all had a smile on their face the whole day, enjoyed the experience and are keen to compete again at the next opportunity.

Some of the more experienced gymnasts (Under 9 and Under 11 Advanced Girls), Eve Bailey, Sophy Pearce, Sophie Hartley-Wiley, Hana Iguchi, Maya Shah, Chloe Cave, Iman Komane and Oluchi Nwuga also performed a voluntary floor routine. Every single one of them performed fantastically and made it clear for everyone to see all of the talent that they possess. Once each category had finished performing their floor routines to the judges they then moved on to the vault. Each gymnast had 2 attempts at their choice of vault, with their highest mark from the 2 counting as their final one. After all of the training and effort everyone had put in leading up to the competition they were all confident in their ability to perform and they showed exactly that.

Our U11 Novice team or Carolina Diniz Fernandez-Lomana, Gabriella English, Mariam Elakama, Emily Garwood, Emily Ying-Clifton and Tiya Mistry all performed brilliantly on the day in both vault and floor and were very pleased with their bronze medals.

We would both like to give a massive thank you to all the support that we received over the weekend from parents. It really does mean a lot to the children.
 

Mr Thompson & Mrs Paris 

Results
 

Under 9 Advanced Girls

Silver Medals

Under 9 Mixed

Silver Medals

Under 11 Novice Girls

Bronze Medals

U7 Girls

6th Place

U9 Novice Girls

6th Place

U9 Boys

6th Place

Hana Iguchi

1st  individual in U9 mixed

Sophy Pearce

4th individual in U9 mixed

Eve Bailey

6th individual in U9 mixed

Eve Bailey

6th individual in U9 Girls

Sophy Pearce

6th individual in U9 Girls

Hana Iguchi  

6th individual in U9 Girls

Published in Sport
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 16:54

ISA National Gymnastics Competition

On Sunday 5th February 2017 The Grove competed in their third national completion this year with high hopes and full of confidence.  This time around it was Under 9 and Under 11 girls that were competing, due to the location of the event we travelled up to Shrewsbury on the Saturday afternoon and stayed overnight so that everybody was feeling fresh and ready to go bright and early on Sunday morning.

After a short journey, we arrived at Adcote School to begin their warm up in preparation for their group sequence in which the girls had choreographed their own moves combined with the acrobatic criteria of the competition. In order to gain full composition marks the girls needed to demonstrate good use of the floor with a variety of moves, leaps or jumps, balance, strength, flexibility, dynamic moves, musical interpretation and originality. To some, this may seem like a lot to handle and perform under the added pressure of an audience and the judges combined. However, every single one of the girls dealt with this fantastically, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and proved to everybody what they are all capable off.

The criteria for routines are always very specific. Below is a list of the certain deductions that are applied for the duration of the group sequence. The group sequence that the girls took part in was a separate competition and therefore marks are not added to the overall team score.

Deductions:

  • For vocals, i.e. words in the music 0.2
  • Illegal banned music 0.5
  • For no music used 0.5 For over time or under time 0.2
  • For stopping musical recording early 0.2
  • Finishing before or after the music 0.2 For missing tumble run 0.5
  • For stepping out of the floor area 0.1 each time
  • For small execution faults up to 0.2
  • For medium execution faults 0.3
  • For large execution faults 0.4 - 0.5
  • Touch of floor 0.3
  • For a fall 0.5 For missing move 0.3 per move for less than ten performed

Next up for the girls was their vaults (set and voluntary). Firstly, was the ‘set’ vault, each gymnast was allowed two attempts, with their highest score being the one that counted.  Next came the ‘voluntary’ vault. For this routine the girls had a number of moves of their choice that they could perform in order to gain higher marks. Every one of them felt comfortable with the specific move they chose and showed that they were more than capable. For weeks the girls had been working hard to ensure they were fully prepared to give the best performance that they could, all of their time and effort paid off as they made themselves and the school very proud.

Vault choices:

  • Squat on, immediate straight jump off from squat position 8.00
  • Through Vault 9.50
  • Straddle Vault 9.50
  • Handspring 10.00

Finally, it was time for the girls to perform their floor routines. First was the ‘set floor’, this was to be performed along a strip of mat approximately 2-metre-wide with the girls being allowed to start at whichever end they preferred.

Evaluation of Marks

  • 1 Stand showing good posture (3 secs)
  • Forward roll immediate straight jump 1.4
  • 360 Spin 1.0
  • Cartwheel 1.0
  • 4 ¼ turn backwards on toes 0.4
  • Chair balance (3 secs), to arabesque balance (3 secs) 1.4
  • Cartwheel ¼ turn inwards to join feet, then star jump 1.4
  • Backward roll to straddle stand 1.0
  • Forward roll, 180 half turn high straight jump 1.4
  • 10 x bonuses can be gained at 0.1 each = 1.0
    Final total 10.0

The last routine of the day for the girls was their voluntary floor, these were to be performed on a 10 x 10 metre mat area.

The criteria stated that the girls must attempt to use their entire body to demonstrate acrobatic elements artistically performed, movements and linkages combining liveliness, poise, balance, variations of moves, change of pace, musical interpretation and must use the floor area as fully as possible.

Similar to the group sequence, the floor routines were performed to music that the girls had chosen and choreographed themselves. Through lots of hard work, all of the girls had all managed to perform their routines in perfect correlation to their instrumental of choice, once again proving to everybody the potential that they have.

Once every gymnast from every school had completed their routines and sequences it was time for the award presentations. There were many schools competing in the competition, however this did not stop the Under 9 girls successfully managing to finish third and take home bronze medals. The Under 11’s came in a close 4th and were very unlucky to not pick up a medal. However, with the next competition coming up very soon, we are all sure that from what all of the girls have shown that there is definite future successes to be had in the future.

We would like to thank all of the staff and parents that made the long journey to support the girls on the day, it is always greatly appreciated.

Mr Thompson and Mrs Paris

Under 9 girls:

 Name Set Vault Voluntary Vault Set Floor Voluntary Floor

Total

 Eve Bailey 7.90  7.75  8.80  7.65 32.10
 Sophy Pearce 7.80 7.90  8.10  7.30 31.10

Sophie Hartley-Wiley 

7.60  7.40  7.40  7.60 30.00
Hana Iguchi 7.70 7.80 8.35 7.95

31.80

Schechinah Fundira 7.75 7.40 6.60 7.15 28.90
Alexa O'Kane 7.20  7.50  8.00  6.55 29.25

Team Totals

31.15  30.95  33.25  30.50 125.85

Under 11 Girls:

 Name Set Vault Voluntary Vault Set Floor Voluntary Floor

Total

Maya Shah

6.40 7.30 7.00 6.50 27.20

Amy Pattinson

7.30 7.60 6.00 6.00 26.90

Iman Komane

7.90 7.80 7.20 7.70

30.60

 

Caitlin Hendry 6.90 7.00 7.20 5.70 26.80
Oluchi Nwuga 7.90 6.70 6.30 5.70 26.60

Team Totals

30.00 29.70 27.70 25.90 113.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, 30 January 2017 12:34

ISGA National Four Piece Competition

Sunday 22nd January 2017 saw gymnastics from The Grove participate in a National Competition held at St. Faiths School in Cambridge. This was the second event that The Grove had participated in this year and was awaited by all those taking part. As everybody had already experienced competition standards and expectations previously, they knew what they needed to accomplish in order to be successful. The effort and commitment that was shown by every gymnast taking part was exceptional and they should all be extremely proud of themselves.

The competition included a mixture of both boys’ and girls’ routines that took place all throughout the day. Although it was an early start for everyone involved, the squads were eager to get started and had a positive mind-set from start to finish.

It was the Under 9 boys that were first to compete in the morning, so after warming up and mental preparation they headed to the floor to start their routines. The competition consisted of four pieces:

  1. Set vault
  2. Voluntary fault
  3. Set floor
  4. Voluntary floor

Every gymnast taking part had their own strengths and weaknesses and all performed to their full potential. It was then time for the award ceremony for the boys. The Grove placed in 4th and should be very proud of what they have achieved.

After lunch it was the Under 9 and Under 11 girls that stepped up to perform their routines. Just as expected, each of them put in maximum effort, making the school proud whilst thoroughly enjoying themselves at the same time. The girls were set with the challenge of performing a routine to a set piece of music of their choosing. Marks were awarded based on the composition of the routine and how well their moves were performed. Considering this was the first time the girls had performed to a piece of music, they rose to the challenge and performed them brilliantly.

Finally, thank you so much to all of the friends and family that came along to the event to support the squads. Your support is always greatly appreciated; we now look forward to the challenge ahead of us.

Mr Thompson & Mrs Paris

Under 9 Boys

Set Vault Voluntary Vault Set Floor Voluntary Floor Total individual
Alexander Chan 5.50 7.50 5.50 6.00 24.00
Joseph Imonioro 7.20 8.10 6.00 7.15 28.45
Wilfred Clark 7.30 8.00 5.05 6.15 26.50
Ethan Ireland 7.40 8.30 5.80 7.00 28.50
Oliver Surley 7.20 7.90 5.90 6.25 27.25

Under 9 Girls

Set Vault Voluntary Vault Set Floor Voluntary Floor Total individual
Eve Bailey 7.70 7.85 8.55 6.05 30.15
Sophy Pearce 7.10 8.10 7.20 5.75 28.15
Hana Iguchi 7.00 7.90 7.65 7.30 29.85
Sophie Hartley-Wiley 7.40 7.80 6.40 5.15 26.75
Schechina Fundira 7.00 6.40 6.55 5.05 25.00

Under 11 Girls

Set Vault Voluntary Vault Set Floor Voluntary Floor Total individual
Emily Garwood 7.60 7.70 6.20 7.60 29.10
Chloe Cave 6.90 8.00 7.30 8.10 30.30
Caitlin Hendry 7.00 7.80 6.80 7.70 29.30
Amy Pattinson 7.00 7.70 5.80 7.40 27.90

Published in Sport

On the weekend of 12th November 2016 The Grove's Under 9 boys and girls, as well as the Under 11’s girl’s gymnastics squad travelled to St Marys School to compete in the MISGA Championship and Qualification competition.

This was The Grove's first competition of the academic year and everyone was eager to get started. Leading up to the competition everyone had been putting maximum effort into ensuring that they were ready both mentally and physically for the challenge ahead.

The competition was held over the whole weekend with the girls competing on Saturday and the boys on Sunday. On arrival the squads proceeded to warm up before parading into the competition area ready to compete. The Grove were competing in a 2-piece competition and were required to participate in both set floor and the vault. Each member of the squads had their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the criteria that needed to be met and each excelled in different areas.

On both days it was the floor routine that was performed first, shortly followed by the vault. The children took it in turns to perform their routines and all conducted themselves in a very professional manor. After all, successfully completing their routines to the best of their ability they moved onto the vault and one again gave their all and strive for excellence. The competition was stiff as there were lots of other schools competing, each aiming towards the same goal.

After all the routines had been performed, all that was left was to wait for the presentation and final verdict from all of the judges. Shortly before the award ceremony took place, every school paraded in to the completion area to a well-deserved round of applause from every spectator present and waited eagerly for the verdict.

Unfortunately, on this occasion The Grove were not successful in obtaining a medal, however the most important thing that can be taken from the weekend is that every single one of the participants were not disheartened, enjoyed themselves and are already looking towards the next tournament with the aim of improving even more.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the parents and staff that came along to support the school over the course of the weekend, it really meant a lot to the children knowing that they had the support of everyone present. Hopefully everybody enjoyed themselves and will continue to show their support for the remainder of the year.

Mrs Paris & Mr Thompson

 

Under 11 Girls

Name    Vault      Set Floor Total      
Eve Bailey

7.60

6.70 14.30 
Alexa Berkin-Evans 8.20 7.50  15.70 
Hana Iguchi  7.60  7.80  15.40 
Sophy Pearce 7.90 6.80 15.40
Alexa O'Kane 7.00 5.50 12.50

 

Under 9 Girls

Name                        Vault       Set Floor  Total      
Amy Pattinson  6.80  7.20  14.00 
Caitlin Hendry  7.50  7.10  14.60 
Maya Shah  7.55  6.90  14.45 
Chloe Cave 7.95 8.70 16.65
Iman Komane 8.10 8.50 16.60

 

Under 9 Boys

Name                        Vault       Set Floor  Total      
Joseph Imonioro  7.20  5.10  12.30 
Keith Adeleye  7.45  5.00  12.45 
Alexander Chan  7.00  5.25  12.25 
Stellan Chinnappa 6.60 5.67 12.27
Oliver Surley 7.40 5.35 12.75
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We had 4 teams attending. On the Saturday we had the Under 9 Advanced and the Under 9 Novice competing. We started with the vault. After a shaky start during the warm up, and problems with the run up, the girls soon settled down. They performed some beautiful vaults. During the vaulting session I could see that the other teams had upped the level of their moves, just as we had during training, but some of the other teams were producing some flawless and very difficult tumbling in their routines on the floor. All 5 of our girls performed some beautiful floor routines, which had lots of character, and I could tell they really enjoyed performing them. However, the moves were not difficult enough. But, we all tried our best and performed well. Our Under 9 Advanced girls came 5th Overall.

The Under 9 Novices competed in the afternoon. They started on the vault. All was going well in the warm up until Sophy Pearce, at the end of the warm up, fell over the vault. I was very proud of her though, as she got up and then had to compete straight away with no other warm up. She was very strong, which set the standard for the other girls. The girls then had to perform a Set Floor routine. All the girls performed this well, slowing it down and holding the balance for the correct length of time. The girls had worked very hard and they also came 5th Overall.

On Sunday it was first time for the Under 11 Novices to compete. These girls were like well oiled machines, they knew what they needed to do, and they did it. Rachel Hubbard especially, performed a stunning Squat Through on the Vault and a beautiful Set Floor. We were optimistic, but again the standard was high from the other teams. It was also very close, just missing out on a bronze medal, the team came 4th. I would like to personally thank the Under 11 Girls, their hard work has been recognised.

Straight after the Under 11 competition, it was time for the Under 7s to compete. For all these girls it was their first ever competition. They were all extremely nervous, but once they marched on and got to the vault area, and performed one vault each for the warm up, they felt much more relaxed. I was very pleased with their vaults. Sophie Hartley-Wiley and Chloe Chan performed amazingly. We then had to wait for their floor time. Again, they were very nervous in the warm up, but once they settled down, they firstly remembered the routine well, and secondly remembered to slow it down and perform each move well. These girls should be very proud of their performances and I am very pleased with how they did. We came 5th Overall, but it was a very close competition. 

This was our last competition of the year so we look forward to starting to work on next year’s competitions and increase the difficulty of our routines.

Well Done Girls!

Mrs Paris

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