Dover School Games Cheerleading Festival
Dover School Games Cheerleading Festival Term 3-
On Thursday 2nd February Year 3 pupils from across the Whinless Down Academy were selected to take part in a Cheerleading Festival at the Base. The Base, which is also known as the home of Vista Twisters Cheerleading company, offered a variety of different facilities that our superstars were able to use.
Sprung Floor- Cheerleading superstars were able to learn different tumbles safely on the sprung floor.
Beams- The Cheerleading superstars used the balance beams to rehearse the flyer shapes that were learnt during the Cheerleading festival.
Crash Mats- Cheerleading superstars were able to challenge themselves by running into dive rolls and running into round offs.
Different skills learnt throughout the Cheerleading festival-
Stunts- Four cheerleaders are in a stunt group. Side Base, Main Base, Flyer and Back Spot.
Dance-Cheerleaders learnt three eight counts of a dance sequence.
Jumps- Cheerleaders learnt how to complete a toe touch jump, a pike jump and a split jump.
Tumbling-Cheerleaders were able to rehearse tumbles safely using the sprung floor.
Overall, the cheerleading team had a fantastic time at the Cheerleading festival. Since we have been to the cheerleading festival five of the superstars have been back to try cheerleading again. Thank you to Dover School Games for running the Cheerleading Festival everyone at The Whinless Down Academy had a great time.