On Sunday 5 February, the Under 11 gymnastics squad competed in the London Regional Floor and Vault Competition. In the lead up to the competition, the girls and boys had been working hard. All members of the team were coming in for additional morning sessions and working hard to perfect their routines in their club training time.
Differently to previous years, Surbiton High School have merged both the Girls’ and Boys’ Prep School squads to create a single Under 11 team. The mixed team was made up of four of girls and two Year 5 boys.
The team started on vault; all the gymnasts performed great vaults, showing fantastic flight and landing. All scored between 14.8 and 15.1 out of 16.
After some waiting, the time came to compete on floor. Each member of the team had to perform a minute-long floor routine, including skills such as spins, leaps, balances, and agilities. The team were nervous but used their nerves in their performance to shine with character and style.
After a long morning of competing and waiting, the results were in.
The mixed team won first place, meaning that they have qualified to represent the London Region at the National Finals in May 2023.
The team have worked so hard to get the results they did, and I am so incredibly proud of every team member on their improvement this gymnastics season. I have been so impressed with the team’s resilience and collaboration in training sessions. Well done to everyone involved.
Next stop, National Finals.
Regional Novice Gymnastics Competition
On Sunday 5 February, the Under 11 advanced gymnastics squad and some members of the KS2 beginner club attended the London Region Novice Competition. The girls were split into six teams: Under 9 level 1 and Under 9 level 2, Under 11 level 1 and Under 11 level 2. For most of the girls it was their first ever gymnastics competition experience, so the girls were feeling quite nervous, but excited to show off their hard work.
All girls had to perform a set sequence comprised of 10 moves, using balance, agility, and precision. They also had to do two vaults. All the girls performed brilliantly and most importantly really enjoyed their first competition experience, even if it was a very long afternoon!
Well done, everyone!
Thank you to Mrs Quinn for all her hard work and support for this event.