On Tuesday 10th March 2020 we took 6 Year 3 and 4 gymnasts to represent Great Gidding School at the Hunts SSP School Games Gymnastics Competition held at the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.
All 6 children were judged on their vaulting techniques. Three of the gymnasts competed in a Body Management routine ( which included performing right splits, box splits and left splits!) and the other three children performed a Floor Exercise Routine. The latter included forward and backwards rolls, shoulder stands and cartwheels.
They all performed brilliantly and we are delighted to announce that we came 2nd out of the 26 schools who took part in the competition. This means that our team has now qualified for the Year3/4 Key-Step Gymnastics Competition at the School Games County Spring Festival, representing the Hunts SSP. Date TBC. Well done to all our brilliant gymnasts on this fantastic achievement!
On Monday 9th March 2020 Great Gidding launched our start of The Daily Mile in conjunction with the start of Sport Relief Week. The whole school, staff and many supportive parents walked, jogged, skipped or ran around the playground in order to raise money for Sport Relief.
Our aim is for each class, at a time of their choosing, to spend 15 minutes walking, jogging or running around the playground at least 3 times a week. So far the initative is being enjoyed by all and the benefits are clear to see.
A review of 2018 - 2019
As PE Leader of the School, I am delighted to report that after another sports packed year we have been awarded the Gold Mark in the School Sports Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have been awarded Gold, the highest grade, which is judged externally.
Highlights of the year include Great Gidding winning both the A and B Team Netball tournaments, securing a place at the County Finals.
Another highlight was our team of tennis players winning the Tennis tournament, again securing a place in the County Finals. A great achievement!