KINGSLEY School's young gymnasts are off to a winning start. Making their first competitive appearance since the merger of Edgehill and Grenville Colleges into Kingsley School, the gymnastics squad won two major events at the South West Schools Carita Ho

KINGSLEY School's young gymnasts are off to a winning start.Making their first competitive appearance since the merger of Edgehill and Grenville Colleges into Kingsley School, the gymnastics squad won two major events at the South West Schools Carita House competition in Taunton on Sunday.The Kingsley under-11 boys and under-11 girls both won their team events to ensure that, for the first time in at least 20 years, North Devon will be represented in the Carita House National Finals, to be held in Stoke-on-Trent in March.Sophie Johns was outstanding, finishing a comfortable first in the individual placings, ahead of her seven-year-old team-mate Brooke Timmins. Joe Taylor-Richards and Solomon Atkinson pulled off a similar one-two in the boys' competition.While the senior teams could not quite match the juniors' success, they performed well, particularly in the floor and vault section, in which they took the top four placesThe school gymnasts are now looking forward to next weekend's Devon Schools Championships in Exeter.