Old Earth maintain superb standard

Youngsters from Old Earth in Elland maintained their success rate at the Calderdale Schools Gymnastic Association’s annual competition

They eclipsed their competitors by bringing home all three titles in the Large School’s section.

Talented gymnasts from Old Earth finished first in the Boys, Girls and Mixed events at the competition held at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

Old Earth have consistently done well over the last 15 years or so in a cxompetition that has been running unbroken for 33 years - the longest schools sporting event in the district.

Old Earth head teacher paul Reynolds, who also helps organise the competition was naturally proud of his young charges.

“The youngsters did incredibly well and we are absolutely delighted,” said Mr Reynolds.

“The children and the coaches worked very hard throughout the year to make sure the routines were right.

“It was particularly pleasing as one of the girls had only just recovered from the Novovirus so we were delighted she was able to take part and do so well.”

The routines were judged by members of the Diamonds Gym and Halifax Sports Acro clubs with representtaives from both commenting on the incredibly high standard of gymnastics at this year’s event.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School won the small school’s mixed competition with The Gleddoimngs School victorious in the girls event.

The Learmouth Trophy was won by Barkisland Primary School.