Last Saturday (23rd June) our amazing Team Spirit at Thorn Grove KS2 Cheerleading squad took part in the UK Schools Competition held at the Velodrome in Manchester.
The Squad, many of them competing for the very first time, were joined by their Team Spirit coaches Hannah and Lindsey as well as Mr Wilson and parents at the venue.
The team were incredible and following a grueling warm-up, uniform check and photos, took to the stage to perform.
The routine was delivered brilliantly and the children (from our year 3,4,5 and 6 classes) worked fantastically together to wow the huge crowd.
Then the wait arrived….
The awards ceremony was at the end of the day and squad members, coaches and staff busied themselves watching the other squads and soaking up the atmosphere of the huge event.
Finally the wait was over, and it was worth it.
Team Spirit at Thorn Grove, appearing in their first competitive event as a school squad, were announced as winners in the large group category and are now UK Champions.
A huge thank you must go to the parents who helped on the day and, of course to the brilliant coaches at Team Spirit who worked tirelessly to help the team.
We are hoping to keep this success going and develop even more, so if you would like to join the squad, please see Mr Wilson in school.
Here are some of the pictures from the day.