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Beth Tweddle MBE

Britain's Greatest ever Female Gymnast


22 June 2015Beth to give master classes and awards at William Allitt School

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle will be at The William Allitt School for a day of master classes and medals next week.

The GB star, who won bronze at London 2012, will be the VIP guest at the school's Sports Awards Evening, to be held at Burton Town Hall from 6.30pm on Monday, June 29.

Beth will hand out prizes, including some donated by Delta Force Paintballing and Active Nation, during the evening.

Earlier in the day, she will hold two gymnastics master classes at the Newhall school.

The classes will be split into two, with the first involving a number of children from invited feeder primary schools Newhall, Coton-in-the-Elms, Overseal, Pennine Way, Springfields and Fairmeadows.

After that, Beth will share her expertise with a selection of William Allitt pupils who have a passion for gymnastics.

Beth's visit comes at the end of a busy few days for the school's PE Department, who will also be marking National School Sports Week which started today (June 22).

The show piece event – Alternative School Sports Day - will take place on Wednesday.

(Ian West/PA)

(Ian West/PA)

Instead of a traditional, athletics-based contest, William Allitt's Year 10 pupils will be split into seven teams who will then compete in a variety of events not usually seen at a school sports day.

The sports on the day will be: Street Surfing, Fencing, Karate, Golf, Wheelchair Basketball, Street Dance and Tchoukball.

The team with the most points by the end of the competition will be the winners.

The aim of the day is to show pupils that there is a sport for everyone out there while keeping things fresh but still competitive.

Kelly O'Donnell, head of PE at the school, said: "I received lots of positive feedback from last year's Sports Awards from parents, staff and guests.

"I suspect people will be even more willing to attend when they know we have Beth Tweddle for this year!

"The alternative sports day is a great way for us to demonstrate the sporting opportunities we offer our students while celebrating National School Sports Week at the same time."

Source: http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Olympic-medalist-Beth-Tweddle-master-classes/story-26743157-detail/story.html#ixzz3doBTXtkf