James the Gymnast takes GOLD

Last Friday James Kirk in Year 7 competed in the London Men’s Open gymnastics competition in Ilford. He competed against 18 other gymnasts from across the country.

James finished first overall, winning the gold medal, a plaque and a place to compete in the National Development grades in Birmingham in November.

He achieved a medal on every piece, winning gold on parallel bars, silver on floor, rings and high bar and bronze on vault and pommel. James trains 22.5 hours a week at Earls High School in Halesowen and it was good to see his hard work and determination pay off. Well done James!