Yesterday we had 100 Year 1-2 pupils take part in the SSP Gymnastics Festival at Easton Gymnastics Club, The children got to use the state of the art equipment including trampolines, rings and bars, as well as the spring flooring. The event was part of the county wide Norfolk School Games programme.
The aim of this festival was to give more pupils the opportunity to take part in a fun gymnastics event held at a purpose built gymnastics facility. The event provided opportunities for pupils to try a range of gymnastics apparatus that they wouldn’t normally have access to. We hope that this inspired pupils to want to take part in gymnastics more in the future.
Pupils were learning so many new moves and shapes, swinging from the bars into ball pits, while their schools teachers looked on and eager to join in too.
The event was delivered by coaches from Easton Gymnastics Club and also sport students from Easton & Otley College with the children being able to see the coaches do all their flips before the event starting to then lead onto each instructor delivering a different activity so each child had close support from the qualified coaches.
There was six schools throughout the morning and afternoon sessions that included;
- Bignold Primary School
- Bluebell Primary School
- Eaton Primary School
- Norwich Primary Academy
- Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
- West Earlham Infant School
George Harmer, Project Officer commented;
“This was a great event, the children learnt so much from the coaches. It was great to see some of the children step out of the comfort zone and going fearlessly into all the activities. The whole event was led so well by the instructors from Easton Gymnastics Club.”
Three teams of 6 pupils from the event will be chosen to represent the Norwich SSP in the Norfolk School Games Yr 1-2 Gymnastics Finals on Monday 26th February at the Sportspark.
Photos from the event have been added to the Photo Gallery.
If your child has been inspired to try more gymnastics, check out our Clubs Page to find out more about local gymnastics clubs in the area.