Youngsters shine in first gym contest

Trumacar gymnastics event.
Trumacar gymnastics event.

Trumacar Primary School in Heysham recently held its first gymnastics championship with nearly 50 pupils from Reception through to Year 6 taking part.

The event was watched by family and friends, who went along to watch the amazing talent on display.

Each gymnast had to perform a routine from the British Gymnastics Key Steps in front of a panel of renowned judges from the City of Lancaster Gymnastics club and the Kendal School of Gymnastics.

Head Paul Slater said: “This was an incredible first event for the school, and all of the children were superb, knowing their routines off by heart.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we had some future Olympians amongst them!”

All of the children were awarded a medal by the judges, with some children achieving the ultimate Gold Medal for their prowess.

Alice Bowler from Kendal School of Gymnastics said: “The standard was amazing.

“I was so surprised that children as young as four and five could perform routines to such a high standard.”

The event was such a success for both pupils and parents that it will now become an annual event which the children can continue to work towards throughout the year.