Academy cel­e­brates dou­ble win at school team fi­nals

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THERE was a dou­ble suc­cess for Chal­font St Peter Cof E Academy at the Na­tional School Team Gym­nas­tic Fi­nals.

The Penn Road-based school were rep­re­sent­ing the South of Eng­land along­side the re­gion’s other qual­i­fiers, Sto­kenchurch, at the event in Stoke.

Per­form­ing at the high­est level, there was a par­tic­u­larly good show­ing from the mixed team, who helped the South of Eng­land win gold ahead of the West Mid­lands and North of Eng­land.

Up against 19 other teams, they tri­umphed in a tight con­test which saw teams fin­ish within 10ths and 100ths of a point of each other.

The young boys team, mean­while, en­sured the suc­cess story con­tin­ued by land­ing bronze, cheered on by proud par­ents.

Mean­while,

the

school’s

ta­ble ten­nis teams warmed up for their na­tional re­gional fi­nal clashes in Bournemouth and Bris­tol by beat­ing Farn­ham Com­mon in their fi­nal district ta­ble ten­nis fix­ture of the sea­son.

A very closely fought bat­tle saw the match tied at two wins apiece with one game left to play, when Sonny Dal­ston held his nerve to strike two won­der­ful passes across the net and win 11-9.

A spe­cial men­tion must also go to Luca Mai­ley, who stepped in at the last mo­ment for the in­jured Oliver Evans and won her match.

Head teacher

El­iz­a­beth Un­der­wood said: “We are very proud of the per­for­mances of our teams. A spe­cial thank you to Mr Un­der­wood for his con­tin­ued hard work, time and en­thu­si­asm for coach­ing our gym­nas­tics and ta­ble ten­nis squads, and to the par­ents for their won­der­ful sup­port.”

(Left) Chal­font St Peter Academy’s mixed gym­nas­tics team; (right) the boys’ gym­nas­tics team

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