Brilliant Burlington girls fifth at national finals

Burlington School gymnastics squad.
Burlington School gymnastics squad.

Five Burlington Juniors pupils headed to Stoke on Trent for the Schools National Gymnastic Finals.

The squad was made up of Ruby Simpson, Lily Grainger, Ellie Hughes, Abi Dean and Jessie Hoggard, who had qualified for the event by taking gold at the Yorkshire School Floor and Vault Competition at Haltemprice.

At Stoke, each girl completed an individual floor routine and vault, before all the scores were added together.

The Burlington team came fifth out of 12 schools.

That follows from another national event earlier in the year, when three of the girls finished just outside the top 10 at the Milano Trio Nationals.

Headteacher Alison Beckett said: “Well done, your hard work and dedication has paid off and we at Burlington Junior School are incredibly proud of you all.