GYMNASTICS: Grantham primary schools perform well at county championships

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Pupils from three Grantham primary schools contested the Lincolnshire Schools Gymnastics Championships at Horncastle last Sunday.

Cliffedale narrowly took the under-11 girls’ team title with 64.90 points. Only 0.5 separated the next few schools across the county, with St Mary’s finishing in fifth place overall on 64.40

Highest placed individually were Scarlett Armstrong (St Mary’s), second in the Level One group scoring 16.3, and Phoebe Richards-Cole (Cliffedale) and Katie Hitchcock (National) who tied for fifth in the advanced Level Two group on 16.60. In the boys’ competition, Kaan Celik (Cliffedale) was third in Level One with 15.9

In the under-9 age group, Cliffedale managed to take second in the mixed team event, despite being hit by illness on the day. Alice Heaton (St Mary’s) took a surprising but well deserved first place individually in the Level One section with 16.40, and Tegan Bickmore (Cliffedale) finished third with 16.10.

Not to be outdone, Joseph Taylor (Cliffedale) also took third in the boys’ competition with 16.20, closely followed by fourth-placed Jack Barnes (St Mary’s) with 16.10.