EDGEHILL College junior gymnastics teams overcame initial trepidation at an imposing venue and with unfamiliar equipment to turn in a good display at the Independent Schools' Association National Championships. Each child had to learn and perform four r

EDGEHILL College junior gymnastics teams overcame initial trepidation at an imposing venue and with unfamiliar equipment to turn in a good display at the Independent Schools' Association National Championships.Each child had to learn and perform four routines at Fenton Manor in Stoke-on-Trent, with the under 11 girls, in particular, concerned about the alien competition equipment they faced.But their team scores were superb, giving them the silver medal, while Kate Edwards and Ashley Howells finished in fifth and eighth places respectively.The boys were by far the youngest in their age group, with some team members three years younger than most of the opposition. Despite this they performed well and the team took fifth place, with Joe Taylor-Richards gaining sixth overall.Six-year-old Brooke Timmins achieved the second highest voluntary floor score in the under-nine girls section, finishing seventh overall. Jasmine Boyd was placed second in the voluntary vault and 12th overall. The team finished sixth in what was a great result for their first competition.The teams: U9 Girls - Brooke Timmins (7th,) Jasmine Boyd (12th,) Katie Norton and Daisy Burnell.U11 Girls - Christina Brend, Ellie Maxwell, Bethany Marshall, Kate Edwards (5th,) Abigail Imrie and Ashley Howells (8th.)U11 Boys - Joe Taylor-Richards (6th,) Jamie Norton, Lucas Wilson, Harrison East and Solomon Atkinson.