Starred at SW Schools acro gym champs

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:06 15 June 2010

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Pupils from Honiton Community College, Honiton Primary School, and The King's School in Ottery St Mary were among medal winners at the South West Schools Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.

Pupils from Honiton Community College, Honiton Primary School, and The King's School in Ottery St Mary were among medal winners at the South West Schools Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships earlier this month, in an event that saw over 70 schools vying for honours.In the huge competition, which took place in Sherborne in Dorset, Honiton Community College's Danni Gillard (16), Jessica Todd (11), Joanna Davey (12), Lauren Forsyth (14), Megan Moore (12) and Shaylee Moore (14) took the silver medal in the girls under 19 acro group section. Megan Moore and Jessica Todd followed up this success with a silver medal in the under 13 girls pair section.The competition was fierce in the over 13 girls pairs section, with 27 partnerships competing against each other from around the region, and Jessica Iley (15) and Faye Miles (17) from The Kings School narrowly missed out on the gold medal by just 0.2 of a mark. Fellow Kings' pupils Jes Kennaway (13) and Rachel Palfrey (14) were just 0.25 behind them in third, while Danni Gillard and Shaylee Moore from Honiton Community College took fourth, missing out on a medal by a mere 0.05.In the under 11 girls' pair event, seven-year-old Charlotte Beviss - who was competing in her first ever regional competition - and 10-year-old Lauren Davey from Honiton Primary took the bronze medal, against almost 30 competitors. Also, Ashley Wallis (10) from Farway Primary School took the bronze medal in the under 11 boys' tumbling event.All of the gymnasts train at Honiton Gym Club, which is based at Honiton Sports Centre, but represented their schools at the championships.Honiton Gym Club senior coach Pam Burns, said: "All of the gymnasts performed exceptionally well at the weekend and did their schools proud.


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