19 November 2021
Congratulations go to both the U9 and U11 gymnastics teams at Stormont School in The National ISGA (Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) NOVICE 2 piece at Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton. Up against six other schools, the U9 team were first in the U9 Novice Championships with Christina A receiving the silver medal and Lilly L being placed 4th overall. The U11 team came 5th overall in the NOVICE 2 piece with Lucy A placed 3rd overall and Sophie P 7th. The ISGA 2 piece consists of 2 disciplines; a set floor routine and a voluntary vault.
This prestigious competition returned to the calendar and Stormont took this great opportunity to compete after almost two years absence due to COVID restrictions. Stormont School was thrilled to be able to send two teams and we thank the parents who took the time to travel to Twickenham to support their children. The school is super proud of their achievements. Mrs Sarah Portsmouth, Head of PE, said “We are so proud of all the girls who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this amazing result”.
Gymnastics is included in PE lessons from Reception to Year 6 at Stormont. There are gymnastics camps in the holidays and after school gymnastics clubs for all ages. There is also a club at weekends run by one of the parents at the school. In fact, the Johnston Sports Hall was originally opened by Olympic medal winner, Beth Tweddle, in 2009 so its credentials are long established. Many winners and participants have trod the stairs down to the sports hall over the years.
Christina A, an accomplished gymnast outside of school, won the silver medal in the U9 Novice Championships. She performed a squat through vault scoring 7.90 out of 10 points and in the set floor routine, she scored 8.85 out of 10. Christina said “I was so excited to win the silver medal in the U9 Novice competition at the National ISGA Championships”.