Advanced Team Gym Competition

24th January 2019

For the first time ever, children who have or are currently part of gymnastic clubs outside of school were allowed to compete in a separate competition named ‘Advanced Team Gym’. Five schools from Wokingham each entered a team of 6 talented gymnasts who performed routines on the floor, springboard and vault. The three judging panels were instructed to mark the team as a whole to club gymnastics standard with 10 being the maximum score per event. As you can see from the table below, the Shinfield St. Mary’s squad were a-ma-zing!

 

Advanced

Vault

Floor

Springboard

Total

Oaklands

8

9.1

8.9

26

St Pauls

7.3

8.3

8.1

23.7

Willow Bank Jnr

8.05

9.2

8.7

25.95

Shinfield St Mary’s CE

8.1

9

9

26.1

Finchampstead

7.6

8.5

8.9

25

 

Their routines were executed with perfection and after a nervy wait, were crowned winners on the podium with ‘We Are The Champions’ ringing out over the speaker system in the Pinewood Studio. Mr Lappin was SO proud of the squad because they rehearsed, organised and competed with the upmost professionalism, with minimal input from adults. There has never been a more well-deserved medal!