St John’s on-the-Hill School hosted a wonderful gymnastics competition on Wednesday 29th January. Six other schools attended and competed on both floor and vaulting events.

St John’s pupils were on form in both events, with one of our teams winning gold and the other team finishing fifth.

Six pupils from Year 3 and 4 then finished 4th in the Finals on Tuesday 17th March. This was a fabulous achievement as more than 80 schools entered the competition.

National Women’s Artistics Coach for Welsh Gymnastics, Tracey Skirton, supported the event. Tracey has also been supporting our pupils with gymnastics workshops.

Elliot Cracknell, Head of Physical Education & Rugby at St John’s, said: “Both the competition and workshop were brilliant experiences for our pupils, providing an opportunity for them to put their hard work and training into action. Gymnastics is great for problem solving and building confidence. It helps develop strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination and improves performance in other sports, as a result.

“We are very thankful for Tracey’s support and encouragement. Tracey has coached top-level gymnastics for more than 20 years and is an inspiration to our pupils!”