Gym School Cup lights up Basildon Sporting Village

Isabelle Rose Watson took part in the Gym School Cup and made a poster to support her cousin Lily Elliott.
Isabelle Rose Watson made a poster to support her cousin Lily Elliott at the Gym School Cup

HUNDREDS of South Essex’s young gymnasts lit up this year’s Gym School Cup with some eye-catching routines in early March.

About 300 school-aged competitors all came away with certificates after impressing nearly 200 spectators at the Basildon Sporting Village.

Joseph Burns, four, shows off his skills in front of the panel of judges
Joseph Burns, four, shows off his skills in front of the panel of judges

Children aged up to Year 6 performed set routines and older children were allowed to incorporate their own moves in front of a panel of judges at the annual event.

Isabelle Rose Watson was among the youngsters to take part and she showed what the event is all about by making a poster to support her cousin Lily, who also took part.

Isabelle Rose Watson prepares to show off her gymnastic skills
Isabelle Rose Watson prepares to show off her gymnastic skills

Hundreds of our school-aged members will compete for prizes at the annual event by displaying skills on floor, vault and trampoline in front of a panel of judges.

SEGC’s Events Coordinator Cara Noble said: “It was a big success and that was all made possible but the hard work of the club’s staff and the fantastic efforts of our gymnasts and their families.”