Burlington Junior School’s girls gymnastics A team had a very long journey to Stoke-on-Trent to take part in the Milano Trio national finals where they were representing Yorkshire.
When they arrived at the venue, Fenton Manor, the girls were amazed by the facilities.
Kerry ScrutonTo say the girls are 13th best in Britain makes the school ever so proud of them
After having a specific time for warming up on both vault and floor, the gymnasts took to vault first. They had been practising in school as much as possible and their techniques really showed this as they executed them well, gaining higher scores than the regional finals.
Ruby Simpson scored 13.5, Jodie Beasley 13.75 and Leah Colman led the way with 14.35
They then moved on to their individual routines, which they also gained higher scores than at previous competitions.
Simpson was awarded 13.55, Beasley 13.25 and Colman 13.5.
During the afternoon the trio had time to practise their group routine in the warm up area before moving on to perform in front of the judges.
Their balances were beautifully presented and their synchronisation was of a good standard. This gained them the score of 24.65
Overall, their total score was 106.5 giving them the position of 13th out of 26 teams.
Teacher Kerry Scruton said: “This is a fantastic result for the girls and Burlington, as many of the schools there were independent schools and therefore receive a lot more training and some are already on the Olympic pathway.
“To say the girls are 13th best in Britain makes the school ever so proud of them and we can’t wait to see how they perform in the future.
“Many thanks to all the parents who took the children and supported them at the weekend, Linda Deamer, who came to judge for us, and Laura Deamer who has helped coach the girls.”