GB Gymnast Trains Dorset Students
12:02am 20th October 2013
(Updated 12:23pm 21st October 2013)
There could be future olympians at a Dorchester Primary school after a training session with a GB Gymnast.
Danny Lawrence visited Sunninghill Prep School on Friday (18th October) and took a series of exercise classes, putting both the teachers and the students through their paces! The whole school, from the reception classes upwards got involved. Danny then demonstrated some of his own Gymnastic skills including back flips and cartwheels, much to the children's delight, before answering questions from individual students.
All of the children had been given sponsorship forms to individually raise money to sponsor athletes training for the 2016 games.
Danny, 2010 British Champion of the rings, says he was impressed with everyone's efforts, even the teachers! He told Wessex FM that the exercises he'd got the children doing were similar to those he started on when he was nine years old. He added that he was now going to be training hard to try and make the squad for the 2016 olympics in Rio.