Towers gymnasts leap to the top

The Towers Convent School gymnasts SUS-140325-154115001
The Towers Convent School gymnasts SUS-140325-154115001

Towers gymnasts prepared their routines and practiced for several weeks for the gym competition on 26th February at Davison High School in Worthing.

The girls were lucky enough to be coached by Miss Kat O’Neill and Miss Cora Gillies (even during half term) and ably supported by two Yr11 prefects and dancers; Charlotte and Aimee.

Each girl demonstrated real commitment by turning up for every practice and striving to perform a perfect routine, recognising that the standard of gym improves every year.

The day of the competition dawned with parents and older girls busy plaiting hair and calming the gymnasts’ nerves.

The girls entered all four sections of the competition and were a real credit to The Towers. Bella and Sofija came second in the Pair Floor section.

Chloe, Nell, Alixandra, Esther and Rosa were awarded second place in the Group Floor section as were Holly, Ellie B, Ellie M, Lexi and Madeline in the Group Apparatus section.

The icing on the cake was the first place position awarded to Ellie and Francesca. The team’s overall excellence won them first place in the whole competition; winning by a convincing 26 points! Commiserations to Davison High School, whose fourteen-year winning streak came to an end.

The Towers is extremely proud of the girls for their commitment, work ethic and professionalism. As the girls themselves said, “Bring on next year!”

Report and picture contributed by Clare Trelfa, headmistress at The Towers Convent School.