15 February 2018

Leading British gymnasts Ellie Downie and James Hall wowed our talented gymnasts in the Dojo on 30th January 2018 as they were officially announced as part of the Great Britain team that will take on the best countries in the world in the city. Current European champion Downie and European bronze medalist Hall gave Year 7 and 8 students a taste of what fans can expect to see at the Gymnastics World Cup at Arena Birmingham in March with a gymnastics display.  

Following the demonstration, the students had the opportunity to be coached by the gymnasts learning the skills of the pommel horse and even had a handstand competition with the international athletes. Students also asked the athletes questions about their extensive training regime and got their signatures. Both Ellie and James were very impressed with the students’ skills which they have been perfecting every week in the Dojo in their morning clubs. A truly inspirational session for our students to see what it takes to become a world class athlete.