Youngsters' success at regional gymnastics event

PUBLISHED: 15:40 12 March 2019

Youngsters from Marpool Primary School competed against 13 other schools. Picture: Marpool Primary School

Youngsters from Marpool Primary School competed against 13 other schools. Picture: Marpool Primary School

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Youngsters from an Exmouth primary school are celebrating after a success appearance at a regional sports event.

Youngsters from Marpool Primary School competed against 13 other schools. Picture: Marpool Primary SchoolYoungsters from Marpool Primary School competed against 13 other schools. Picture: Marpool Primary School

Two teams from Marpool Primary School secured their place in the national championships later this week.

A boys and a mixed team advanced from the regional hearts to qualify.

They will represent the South West at the nationals on Friday (March 15).

Jonny Watkins, aged eight, has this report:

“On Sunday, March 3, 14 schools competed in the South West Gymnastics Championships in Bideford.

“Exmouth’s Marpool Primary School pupils were proud to represent the school in the competition.

“The teams participated in the individual floor routine and the vault.

“Marpool’s mix team performed really well and came second place.

“Broadworthy beat them by 0.3 points, but hopefully Marpool will win next time.

“Around 200 spectators were watching. My friend Harry reported he was terrified but loved winning the medal.”

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