The inaugural English Schools National Gymnastics Championships were held on Thursday 6th June in Stoke on Trent. The Rowan under 11 team had qualified for the event from the regional round back in December and had spent many weeks working hard to perfect their routines ready for the finals.
The girls were competing against 16 other schools from across the country in three disciplines - floor, vault and acro pairs with all scores counting towards the final team score so there was no room for error.
Despite feeling very nervous to compete on such a large stage, the girls all displayed great maturity to perform precise and elegant floor routines and powerful vaults, receiving high scores on each of the apparatus. When the results were called the girls were so excited to hear that they had placed in first place, beating the team in second place by 0.35! A very well deserved result for the girls who have worked so hard on their gymnastics during their time at Rowan, I could not be more proud of them all, well done!