National Launch Real Gym Programme
National Launch Real Gym Programme devised by Olympic gymnast Sarah Moon for Create Development.
Monkton Park School was one of only 4 UK schools involved in the nationwide launch of Real Gym – a PE resource and approach from the company Create Development. This company is already revolutionising PE teaching and learning in the UK and in many local primary schools. They launched this initiative at our school this week. Our pupils took part in lessons as we showcased Real Gym in the south west region. This was also an opportunity to see the Olympic legacy in action as we have been using the School Sport Premium Grant to develop gymnastics in our school. Sarah Moon, the 2012 Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach, said “ this is an innovative programme to transform how gymnastics is taught in primary schools. The Real Gym programme builds teachers’ confidence to deliver exciting gymnastics lessons. With the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held this year, it’s the perfect time to officially launch the programme. Gymnastics skills are a great foundation for other sports and life and by supporting teachers to deliver inspiring gymnastics lessons all children can benefit . I would like to thank Monkton Park staff and children for their amazing contribution to the launch”