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Friday, 12 February 2016
Competition this year was as fierce as ever in the Year 8 vaulting competition. The semi-final was held first thing in the morning and saw ten boys reduce to six for the final, which took place during morning assembly time.
Vaulting in front of the whole year group and teachers, competitors were judged on their performance in four vaults – the through vault, the straddle, the rotational and the double-box vault. Each boy determined the level of complexity as the vaults got progressively harder, many of them combining through vaults with a somersault.
Boys’ PE staff were made to think long and hard before giving third place to Jack Hunter, second position to George Gallagher and crowning Luca Williams-Denton as the overall winner.
Mr Ford, Assistant Headmaster, who awarded the certificates and prizes said: “This is amongst the most impressive things I have seen in the six months that I have been at Bolton School. All the competitors have shown fantastic athleticism, measured risk-taking skills and great nerve to perform so well in front of their peers. We should also salute the hard work and training they have put into preparing for this final.”
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