Our final celebration article is all about the virtual gymnastics challenge that was open for pupils in years 1 and 2. The challenge required pupils to create their own floor routine using a selection of body management and floor exercise skills from the Key Steps 1 gymnastics pack. Examples of movements included a stretched jump, rocking on back, an arched hold and a forward roll. It was fantastic to see such a variety of routines and many groups chose their own music to perform to which really complimented the routine. It was clear to see a lot of rehearsing had taken place and performers concentrated throughout.
The judging took place and each routine was scored based on a number of categories. These included; performance of skills, variation of group formation and levels, team synchronisation and overall presentation of routine. Each category was scored out of 10 points and then an average score was created for each group. Well done to everyone who entered this challenge. We had a total of 21 entries from 10 different schools
A big well done goes to Denver and Fairhaven Primary who had 3 different groups enter this challenge and a special mention also goes to Surlingham Primary whose pupils were isolating and still managed to film their own entries to submit! Well done everyone.
Some of the judges comments included: ‘A lovely performance, delivered well, with good use of skills to the varying tempos. Very well done.’
‘Shapes are held well and very well practiced.’
‘You demonstrated a variety of skills very well, in time to your music, with good use of the space. A very good sequence, well done!’
Throughout the autumn term of virtual challenges, we had a fantastic 121 schools take part including 109 primary, 9 secondary and 3 special schools with approximately 18,000 pupils accessing at least one of the challenges. Some schools in particular made a huge effort to engage their pupils in more than one challenge and their overall participation across the term was fantastic. Well done to: Catton Grove, Bure Valley, North Denes, South Wooton, Taverham Junior, Framingham Earl and Alderman Peel.
In the next couple of weeks we’ll be sharing news of what you can look forward to from the School Games in the summer term! Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more information….