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Beth Tweddle MBE

Britain's Greatest ever Female Gymnast


9 October 2015Beth speaks at Abbey Gate College prize giving

Students and staff at Abbey Gate College celebrated excellence at the annual speech day and prize giving award ceremony.

The guest speaker this year, at Chester Racecourse, was Olympic medallist, gymnast Beth Tweddle.

Bunbury's Beth, a former pupil of The Queen’s School, gave an inspiring speech and led a gymnastic session for J5 and 6 pupils earlier in the day. The class included spring board and bench balance work along with point balance routines on the mats.

Brian Hickey

The J5 and 6 pupils enjoyed a gymnastics session with Beth Tweddle

J6 pupil Maisie Watkins said: “It felt like a dream. To meet Beth Tweddle was just overwhelming, I cried!”

Another J6 pupil, Libby Kane, said: “She was so normal and lovely. You would not have known that she was the most successful gymnast we’ve ever had!”

During the prize giving, a cheque for £9,800 was presented to Hayley Weaver from CLIC Sargent, thecollege’s nominated charity last year.

Brian Hickey
College staff present a cheque for £9,800 to Hayley Weaver from CLIC Sargent

Source: http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/beth-tweddle-speaks-abbey-gate-10227697