WHATEVER THEIR AGE, GENDER OR ABILITY, THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
OF OUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE FUN, ACTIVE AND CHALLENGING
FUN 4 BABY - PLAY GYM
These sessions are designed to enhance the relationship between adult and baby and allow them to have time of uninterrupted play together, away from daily pressures. Both the adult and child share a pleasurable discovery of movement, physcial exploration, bonding and social interaction.
PRE-SCHOOL GYMNASTICS AND MOVEMENT FOR UNDER 5's
These classes are specially designed to enable young children to experience essential movement and learning skills through play. Activities that stimulate growth and development include both mentally and physically stimulating play both with the use of hand held and larger apparatus. The skills developed include walking, running, hopping, skipping, jumping, climbing, throwing, balancing and landing. Energetic activities to music with mind developing rhymes the children can sing along to
are also part of the programme and these encourage social interaction between parents and children.
These classes are for children of 4 ¾ years and over who are ready to attend a class without a parent/carer in the gym or as a progression from Gym-Minis. Taking part in these sessions will enable children to gain confidence and work within a group situation and is a good introduction to the basic gymnastic skills.
GENERAL / BADGE CLASSES
These are the classes designed for children who have little or no experience of gymnastics and are a good ground for introducing the basic skills needed for the British Gymnastics Badge Scheme.
Classes are based on ages rather than levels of ability and as they develop the basic skills they are invited to join other classes whereby they can compete at various levels in the Eastern Region General Gymnastics Competition Programme if they so wish.
This is a branch of the sport which most people are familiar with as it's based on the four women's and six men's pieces of apparatus that is seen in the Olympics. Children picked to train artistic squads must be prepared to train at least three to four sessions per week in order to attain the necessary skills to compete in this discipline.
However the younger gymnasts are encouraged to compete at lower levels for county and regional competitions, but these are harder and require more skills than the general competitions.
This is a branch of the sport which some children favour as it mostly involves partner work including floor agilities, balances and dance and they can compete with a partner or in groups of three.
Tumbling is also included in this discipline and all levels can be catered for in this from the child that can perform neat rolls and cartwheels to the more experienced ones that can flic and somersault.
On a Wednesday night the club has an adult session which caters for young people aged 16 plus through to any age. This is a do as you please session with help available from qualified coaches when and if required. We are currently helping adults taking part in the following activities:- Capoeira, Marshall Arts, Street Dancing, Break Dancing as well as those wishing to keep up their skills and fitness levels.
This is a new venture for the club with our British Gymnastics qualified coach - these lessons are mainly for the beginner and improver to enable them to obtain the basic skills and badges.