Title treble as Junior School stages coveted competition
The Stamford Endowed gymnastics squad picked up a collection of accolades at the Midlands Independent Schools Championships.
The event, which attracted students from independent schools from across the Midlands, was successfully hosted by Stamford Junior School.
There were 10 Stamford Endowed teams competing and they came away with three Midlands Independent championship titles.
The event was a fantastic opportunity for novice gymnasts to gain competition experience while competing alongside the advanced gymnasts.
The Stamford Endowed Schools’ teams won a number of team and individual medals including a team gold in the Under 11 Advanced B team and a clean sweep in the senior advanced category for girls and boys teams.
The team medals included Under 7 Novice – third, Under 9A – third, Under 9 Mixed – third, Under 9 Advanced – second, Under 11 Advanced B – first, Under 11 Advanced A – third, Senior Advanced Girls B – first, Senior Advanced Girls A – first, Senior Advanced Boys – first.
Individual medals went to Aurora Murphy, Millie Gandy, Clemmie Utting-Curtis, Isabella Wienand, Olivia Portlock, Ella Briault, Esther Morse, Thomasina Boothman, India Barrasso, Ruby Ferguson, Evy Dickie-Meadows, Rachel Harte, Elysee Mordel and Harvey Morse.
A special mention goes to Ivy Kettlewell, Daisy Fox and Daniel Smith who won their respective events and became MISGA champions.
Daisy also had a magnificent performance on floor and was awarded a perfect 10 score form the judge.
Trudy Smith, head of gymnastics and teacher at the Stamford Endowed Schools as well as organiser of the championships, commented: “We were thrilled with the performances of all our students and proud of their efforts.
“The hard work on display was fantastic to see and our teams have been rewarded with very well-deserved medals.
“Hosting the championships at the School continues to inspire our pupils which is evident in their performance and enjoyment in gymnastics.”