18 January 2018
On Sunday 14 January, St Mary’s School in Gerrards Cross hosted the prestigious British Schools Gymnastic Association, Milano Trio south region finals competition. Several local schools competed; Wycombe Abbey, Dr Challoners High School, Maltman’s Green and Beaconsfield High, as well as schools from across Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Bucks. St Mary’s entered teams for both the U11 and U16 categories and both teams excelled themselves, with the U16s winning their category and the U11s coming second. The U16s team comprised Freya Harrison, Poppy Metcalf and Charlotte Sykes, whilst Tilda Sykes, Hollie Harris, Rosie Marshall and Maya Raja were in the under 11 team. All participants performed individual floor and vault routines and then a group routine. The St Mary’s Under 16s scored the maximum possible for their group routine choreography, which was put together by Emily Firman, Year 12 St Mary’s student. Both teams now go on to compete in the BSGA National competition in Stoke on Trent on 16-17 March.