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Precision and Control in Gymnastics Finals

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Bolton School Boys’ Division Year 7 and 8 pupils were once again put through their paces in their annual gym assessments.

Six Year 7 boys made it through to their final, which saw them perform some stunning floor exercises in front of the entire year group. The standard was exceptionally high and all gymnasts performed with control, tension and fluency. Three boys proved themselves to be on a slightly higher level than the other competitors and it was Adam Salisbury who came out on top, followed by Aaron Murray in second place, and George Taylor in third.

The Year 8 Pupils showed off their vaulting skills in their final. The six boys who had made it to the final were marked on four different vaults - a through vault, a straddle vault, a rotational vault and a double vault. After tough consideration, PE staff decided that the gold would go to Sam Bowden, the silver to Cian McMahon, and the bronze to Sammy Gatenby-Brown.

Mr Johnson, Head of PE in the Boys' Division and one of the judges said: "This year’s finals were of a very high standard, where performing with such precision and control in front of the whole year group was to be admired. I congratulate all the boys that competed in the final, but a special mention must go to our deserved winners, Adam Salisbury (year 7) and Sam Bowden (year 8) in two very closely fought finals. Well done.”

All boys that took part in the finals were awarded certificates of achievement and the winners also received trophies.

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Bolton School Boys Gymnastics

The boys showed nerves of steel competing in front of their respective year groups

Bolton School Boys Gymnastics

The Year 8 boys were assessed on their vaulting

Bolton School Boys Gymnastics

The Year 7 boys were judged on their floor skills