Henlow’s golden girls are academy’s aces as their gymnasts show great form!

Corin Lancaster, Ashton Smith, Skye Oswick Endersby, headteacher Caren Earp, Holly Duggan, Amy Deven

Corin Lancaster, Ashton Smith, Skye Oswick Endersby, headteacher Caren Earp, Holly Duggan, Amy Devenport and Charlotte Tarttelin - Credit: Archant

Six girls from the Henlow Church of England Academy were overjoyed to win their U11s group, with the school also achieving two silver placings and a bronze.

Henlow Academy Gymnasts

Henlow Academy Gymnasts - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from Samuel Whitbread Academy, also trained by Henlow’s head of PE Lisa Carter, also won their round, too.

Henlow Academy Gymnasts

Henlow Academy Gymnasts - Credit: Archant

Lisa said: “Each of the teams performed to the best of their ability and were rewarded for all their hard work and effort in the months leading up to the competition.

Henlow Academy Gymnasts

Henlow Academy Gymnasts - Credit: Archant

“Their dedication and tenacity in learning new balances, practicing their routines and attending coaching sessions is to be greatly admired in children who are so young.”

Henlow Academy Gymnasts

Henlow Academy Gymnasts - Credit: Archant

Henlow’s headteacher Caren Earp added: “There are so few schools who are in a position to offer gymnastics – and we are fortunate to have a former national gymnastics finalist as our head of PE.

Henlow Academy Gymnasts

Henlow Academy Gymnasts - Credit: Archant


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“Our pupils thrive under her leadership, as can be seen by these outstanding results.”

All winners go through to national finals in Stoke on Trent in May.

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