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Budding gymnasts get active in Chigwell

PUBLISHED: 16:07 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 29 March 2017

Keeping active at Gymbobs. Picture Melissa Page

Keeping active at Gymbobs. Picture Melissa Page

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Children spring boarded their confidence as well as themselves during a gymnastic session in Chigwell.

Four to seven-year-olds scaled climbing frames, walked wooden planks and jumped off blocks as part of a Gymbobs session at Victory Hall, Hainault Road.

Chigwell Gymbobs owner and PE teacher, Eszter Schmaler said the session gave little ones the freedom to explore in a safe environment.

“Children spend so much time in front of a screen, they are not outside and climbing trees,” she said.

“This session focuses on physical skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination as well as developing problem solving and team working skills.

“They really enjoy it.”

Eszter explained that around the age of six is a prime time to harness co-ordination skills and it is good for children to “learn the basics” before specialising in a specific sport.

The mini-gymnasts work alone, in pairs and as part of a team at different apparatus stations.

They then races against each other through an obstacle course at the end of the class.

“It springboards the children’s confidence and gives them a challenge at the same time,” added Eszter.

“The class is so important in getting the children active”.

To join the class or find out more about Gymbobs visit tumbletots.com/chigwell

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