Springfit gymnastics and trampoline club recently held class displays for the parents of each of their twelve ability-based gymnastics classes. All members performed choreographed routines and exciting gymnastics moves on various apparatus to demonstrate what they have learnt in the six months since the last displays.
One lucky gymnast was chosen from each class to receive a gold medal for attainment. This progress medal is handed out in recognition of the effort and commitment to gymnastics training shown by the children who take part in weekly classes at the club. Chosen by the coaching teams who run each session, the decision is often difficult to make, as the enthusiastic youngsters put so much effort into improving their strength and flexibility every week in order to achieve new moves.
Those receiving the reward were understandably pleased to be singled out, and their parents who were watching were just as proud. Many commented on how they could see their child’s confidence was boosted through recognition of their efforts, and explained how their individual development had increased through participation in the sport.
The club is pleased to offer these sessions as a way of helping children get used to performing for an audience, which can help prepare them for the fun and friendly competitions run throughout the year, as well as providing parents with a great sense of pride at watching them enjoy their sport.
Pictured here from top left to bottom right are all the November progress medal winners at Springfit club:
From St Bedes, Redhill boys class – Aidan Boakes (7), from Oakwood, Horley: Boys class – Jonathan Brown (8), Friday beginners – Carla Wells (9), improvers – Ellen Paterson (15), advanced – Beth Whitmore (8), Saturday beginners – Lara Hill (6), improvers – Emily Marti-Cornish (6), advanced – Elise Fry (8), Sunday beginners – Ella Mullan (7). From Oriel, Maidenbower beginners – Daisy Findlay (5), improvers – Holly Haisell (6), advanced – Zoe Smith (9).