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Gymnasts Win Bronze at Prestigious National Schools’ Finals!

The Stamford Endowed Schools’ gymnastic U11 Girls and U14 Mixed squad represented the East Midlands at the National Schools’ Team Finals in Stoke on Trent on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 having qualified for this event in February.

The U11 Girls were the first to compete on Saturday morning, and despite having just returned from a week long residential, the girls performed with confidence and enthusiasm, both of which were praised by the judges. They did themselves, Stamford Junior School and the region proud to finish in a very creditable 8th place in this prestigious National competition.

On Sunday, the experienced U14 Mixed team took to the arena. They performed with maturity on floor and power on vault and their team spirit was evident throughout. After a nervous wait for the presentations, they were delighted to be announced in third place and win the BRONZE medal. This is a huge achievement as all squad members will still be U14 next year!

Trudy Smith, Head of Gymnastics and teacher at the Stamford Endowed Schools commented: “We were delighted that our teams qualified to represent the East Midlands at the National finals – this itself is a huge achievement, but to then go on and win a bronze medal and an eighth place was outstanding and an incredible achievement! Seeing them standing on the podium was a proud moment. A very well-deserved result.”