I didn’t get round to blogging the last competition, partly from lack of time and partly because neither of them were very happy with how they did. Somehow it seems pointless t try and big up something that they don’t feel a sense of achievement about, even though they had nothing to worry about at all and both tried very hard. But Fran had desperately wanted to do well as she wanted to prove she should be back in the group she was in previously as she is deeply unhappy in the one she is currently in. She didn’t stand much of a chance though as she was battling a throat and chest infection and just couldn’t raise herself. I’ve put videos of the day up on YouTube now but I won’t list them all as I don’t think Fran wants to be reminded of a rather dramatic jump off the top bar!
However, Fran did get a bronze on vault, in a tough group and Amelie, who had moved up a level 2 weeks before and had to compete against three girls a year older and who had already competed that level, managed a (default) bronze on vault and silver on bars. So she was perfectly okay with that. She also flic’d for the first time in a competition, which thrilled her but was cross then when she stumbled in another move.
This weeks floor. A few mistakes, but she was really pleased with it (quite rightly, I think!)
Yesterday Fran had a county level 5 competition and was not only feeling better but also was much more relaxed as she knew it was a competition she was doing for experience, not success. I’ve not seen the score sheet but she did very well, really performed out of her boots for everything. She made mistakes but she was certainly absolutely on a par with the other (13!) in the group and she smiled her way around and made a sensible decision on beam too as her backwards walkover is still (completely unnecessarily!) worrying her! And she was chuffed to bit to get first place on vault. She came home on a high and it was such a relief to see her smiling about gym again.
Maddy has started contact rugby and is loving learning to tackle and scrum. I’m also really proud of her for being picked to be part of the leadership gang at TKD, so she will be helping demonstrate in a class a week. I have to say I think Evolution Taekwondo is the most positive, best run, most inclusive and strongest led kids activity club we have ever belonged to. I think they are fantastic and absolutely love how much respect the leaders give the kids and get from the kids by being exemplary in how they run it.
Today the big three and Skye went and auditioned for the dancing school talent show. They’ve rehearsed it all themselves so we’ll see. I think the trio picked a very hard song and possibly over-reached themselves but Maddy made Miss N cry, which was funny 🙂