Forest of Dean Gymnastics Club

Tel: 01594 833 393

affiliated to British Gymnastics

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Schools Gymnastics

Living in a rural area we recognise the problems that smaller schools may have in delivering National Curriculum gymnastics.

We know that many do not have a gym or hall large enough to teach gymnastics. We have therefore developed a programme that enables schools to bring year groups of up to 30 children to this large specialised centre for an hour’s gymnastics each week throughout the term.

Our BGA qualified coaches work with your teachers to give an hour’s gymnastics activity. Encompassing National Curriculum guidelines children are given the opportunity to learn new skills safely and to use apparatus such as the sprung floor, springboards, boxes, balance beams, bars and trampoline.

The structured programme enables teachers and children to learn about gymnastics together.

Schools usually bring each year group for half term blocks of 6 sessions. This popular programme is booked well in advance but we do try to accommodate new requests from schools.

Primary Schools Championships

Sponsored by The Forester newspaper, this competition is held in March each year. It is open to all Forest of Dean Primary Schools and aims to stimulate an interest in gymnastics.

This year Steam Mills Primary School were the 2011 Champions winning the ‘Forester Shield’. they were closely followed by Ellwood and St. Anthonys School.

No previous gymnastics experience is necessary as set routines are written to help non-specialist teachers or parents teach the simple routines to groups of children within a lesson or after school club. The competition is set at 5 levels to enable each to compete with others of their ability. It also enables gymnasts training in the sport in specialist gymnastic clubs to represent their school.

Levels 1 & 2 For the total beginner and slightly more able child

Level 3 For older children, school gymnasts or recreational gymnasts in gym clubs

Level 4 & 5 For competitive gymnasts training over 4 hrs a week in gymnastic clubs

Schools entering 3 children or more, across more than one level are eligible to compete for the ‘Forester Shield’.

To find out more call us on the number above.

We can offer:

  • Weekly National Curriculum gymnastics lessons on a termly basis
  • Qualified coaches
  • A large purpose built Olympic gymnasium with full apparatus
  • Changing & shower facilities
  • Advice to your staff
  • One off sessions for special events
  • Forest Primary Schools competition
  • Forest Secondary Schools competition
  • INSET courses e.g. Safety in the gym, safe supporting of skills, use of apparatus.