Derby High School Students make it through to National Trampolining Final

Derby High School | 8 Feb 2018 | ISC Icon GSA Icon
Students at Derby High School are celebrating after making it through to a national trampoline competition final in Belfast.
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Alicia Brockwell, Ellie Holden, Tilly Garside and Sophia Richardson all competed in the Schools Zonal Trampoline Competition in Chesterfield after qualifying in December at a regional competition.

The girls will now go on to compete at the National Trampoline Final in Belfast in March.

Alicia said she was extremely proud that the team had made it through to the national final.

She said: “We performed two individual routines each at the competition in Chesterfield and we were up against other schools and clubs. One was a compulsory routine and one was one that we made up ourselves. We came second and made it through to Belfast. I think it was a bit of a shock.

“We didn’t think we would get this far in the competition as we only practise one hour a week at school and there were lots of good teams taking part. We would love to win the national final but that might be a big ask so we would be happy if we made it into the top 5, that would be good.”

Judith Hancock, Head of PE at Derby High School, congratulated the girls on their achievement. She said: “Competing at the Nationals is a fantastic opportunity for four immensely hard working and talented students from Derby High. The quality of their somersaulting routines and their commitment to training has been outstanding for many years.”

About Derby High School

Derby High is an independent day school based on the outskirts of Derby.

Our friendly, happy Primary School welcomes girls and boys aged between 3 and 11 whilst our busy, ambitious Senior School currently educates girls only up to age 18.  We are delighted to announce that from September 2019 we will welcome boys into the Senior School at Year 7 and Year 12 (Lower Sixth).

Our Sixth Form welcomes both Derby High students and those who have completed their GCSE studies elsewhere.

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