Beth Tweddle has been actively involved in visiting schools to promote the new curriculum gymnastics classes.
Theres been a positive response from schools and teachers to the expansion of Beth Tweddle’s Total Gymnastics Academies into providing national curriculum classes directly into schools. Under Beth’s guidance and using her bespoke coaching programmes, her coaches are available to come and deliver gymnastics classes to any primary school age group during their PE lessons.
Following the unprecedented success of Team GB and in particular the Gymnastics team Beth, who was part of the BBC commentary team in Rio had already increased the capacity of her Academy programme with this predicted growth we are now experiencing.
A benefit to pupils and teachers...
So far over 70 schools across the North West have joined Beth and the team for their school gymnastics, and many more are set to join throughout this academic year.
The programme gives teachers valuable experience working with a qualified coach, and the pupils the opportunity to receive high level coaching from a qualified coach. The children are taught a wide spectrum of skills including rolling, jumping, balancing and travelling as well as improving their strength and flexibility and working with, and on, different apparatus. They will be developing sequences and can also work towards displays to showcase to parents and other teachers at the end of the term.
Teachers are given the full terms worth of in depth session plans for their age group as a reference point and to aid them in delivering classes in the future.
We can also offer after school clubs in conjunction with the curriculum offer to give the children more opportunity to try the sport, and as we have academies locally, they are also given the opportunity to join a club and progress through awards schemes and achieve badges, stickers and certificates.
Opportunities for schools throughout the North West
Beth Tweddle's Schools Gymnastics is already up and running throughout the North West, with the programme available for school years Reception through to year 6, at a time to suit each individual school. The project is working in partnership with the Association for Physical Education.
In June this year Total Gymnastics Academies was awarded approved provider status by Manchester Active Schools, which will allow us to offer even more schools our gymnastics programme for next year. Beth Tweddle’s School Gymnastics is now available for all Manchester primary schools, bringing specialist coaches into schools to deliver our unique gymnastics programme to any year group.
Beth and the team are working hard to develop schools provision that will have a positive impact on gymnastics in the region - and who knows, perhaps this could be the beginning of the next generation of GB stars!
For more information on the opportunity of Total Gymnastics delivering a curriculum gymnastics programme in your school get in touch with our team on 0161 694 7929 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org