More than 150 children from nineteen local schools took part in the Tynedale Schools Games gymnastics competition which was held at the Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham on Friday.
The children, aged between seven and eight years old put on a well practiced display of movement, balance and creative skills before a judging panel from Active Northumberland.
The winners of this qualifying event Prudhoe West Academy will now go on to represent Tynedale at the Northumberland Schools Games County Finals later in the year. There were also individual awards for the best boy / girl gymnast and these went to Aimee from St. Mary’s First School and Harris from Henshaw Primary School.
The competition was organised by the Active Northumberland PE & School Sport team and was supported by staff from Tynedale Gymnastics Club.
Damien Dimmick, School Games Organiser & PE Teacher with Active Northumberland helped to organise the event. He said:
“It was fantastic that such a large number of children took part across the day.
All of the children performed incredibly well and were a credit to their individual schools and teachers.”
Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:
“The event has given the young people a wonderful opportunity to display their gymnastic skills in a fun and creative way. The children have been working incredibly hard to put together their routines which they delivered with energy and passion.”
The competition is part of the national School Games Programme which is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport. It is open to all young people aged 6-18 years, of all abilities and is available to every school across Northumberland.
21 Jan 2019