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Stamford Junior School Gymnasts Medal in National Championships

The Under 11 team of gymnasts from the Stamford Junior School, Lincolnshire medalled for the first time, as a team, in fifth place at the Independent Schools Gymnastics National 5 piece Championships in Milton Keynes last weekend.

Following stiff competition against a total of 14 independent schools nationwide, the gymnasts completed Set Floor, Set Vault, Voluntary Floor, Voluntary Vault and a group routine. They finished in fourth place in the Group Sequence competition after a fantastic and well-synchronised performance, receiving 4th place medals.

The Under 11 team comprising Ada Armes, Tara Latham, India Barrasso, Evalyn Dickie-Meadows, Ruby Ferguson and Annelise Barwise were delighted to be announced in 5th place, winning medals and a trophy after all the scores were totalled. This is the first time this team has medalled as a team at this prestigious national event adding to their outstanding record of achievements to date.

Trudy Smith, Head of Gymnastics and teacher at the Stamford Endowed Schools commented: “The Under 11 team showed great determination and enthusiasm throughout the day. Their enjoyment was so evident that it was even commented on by many of the judges. We are thrilled that their hard work and efforts have been rewarded and that they continue to really enjoy and love what they are doing. Well done!”