School pupils through to tumbling finals

Boys under11 South West Tumbling Champion Archie Pickles who will be taking part in the National Fin

Boys under11 South West Tumbling Champion Archie Pickles who will be taking part in the National Finals in Stoke on the 2nd and 3rd of May, joining him will be girls under11 silver medalist Kayleigh Down. - Credit: Archant

TWO primary school children have fought off competition to make their way through to the finals of a national tumbling contest.

Tumbling is a type of gymnastic sport which involves backflips, somersaults, flips and turns. Competitors take turns to spring down a 25-metre track – but only the hands and feet are allowed to touch the floor.

Archie Pickles is the male under-11 South West tumbling champion and will be taking part in the national finals in Stoke on May 2-3. Joining him will be the female under 11 silver medallist, Kayleigh Down.

The two youngsters attend Oldmixon Primary School, with Archie in year four and Kayleigh in year six.


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