Trio head for British Championships in gymnastics

Three students are thriving in their gymnastics competitions.

Gina, Evie and Summer of The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA) in Highbridge, Somerset have qualified for next month’s British Championships.

They finished in first position in the south west region at the weekend.

They are all members of Highbridge’s Monarchs Gymnastics Club. 

The trio didn’t get the opportunity to compete in the finals in Stoke in March 2020 because of COVID-19 lockdown.

But they are finally getting their opportunity to shine.

The club’s Mandy Warburton told “Our gymnasts, with the help of their coaches and their parents’ support, worked hard to keep themselves really well conditioned via Zoom sessions. 

“Then, when restrictions were eased a bit, we had the kind offer of a field for them to train in, but went back onto Zoom when we went back into further lockdown.

“After coming in first position in the south west region they are now looking forward to competing in the British Championships on 13th November!

“We would like to say a huge thanks for the support given to us from our local Town Council and Sedgemoor Council with grants to help our club keep going and enable us to keep the whole club together.”

In March this year to greet the students returning after lockdown, TKASA Unveiled an incredible 40 foot sporting collage.

It was part of the school’s ongoing desire to inspire students with role models and encouragement, and to demonstrate the passion to integrate students back to the academy for outdoor pursuits, extra curricular work, and physical efforts.

TKASA has had a brilliant few years with a raft of good news, £1.2 million of site improvements, excellent GCSE and A Level results, and a thriving Sixth Form.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust.