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2010-2011 Season

Regional Round - Harlington Sports Centre, Middlesex. 5th December 2010

Despite missing lots of training due to the snow days, on Sunday 5th December, 17 of our pupils from years 7-11 made their way to Harlington Sports Centre in Middlesex, to represent Hall Mead at the London Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools from all over London, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to qualify to get through to the next round, which is against the rest of the South of Great Britain.

For the second year running, amazingly, EVERY SINGLE PUPIL managed to qualify to the next round, by either coming in the top 3 as an individual, or by their team coming first or second!

Each of the four teams that we entered WON their group to become London Champions. In addition, 10 of the 17 managed to finish in a podium place, so are through to the next round as individuals also!

Congratulations to everyone! The next round is in the Isle of Wight!

For FULL RESULTS (MS Excel), click here

2009-2010 Season

Regional Round - Harlington Sports Centre, Middlesex. 6th December 2009

On Sunday 6th December, 28 of our pupils from years 8-11 made their way to Harlington Sports Centre in Middlesex, to represent Hall Mead at the London Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools from all over London, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to qualify to get through to the next round, which is against the rest of the South of Great Britain.

Impressively, EVERY SINGLE PUPIL managed to qualify to the next round, by either coming in the top 3 as an individual, or by their team coming first or second!

In addition, FOUR of our teams are London Champions and FOUR of our pupils are individual London Champions!

ABOVE: A selection of our competitors.

Special congralulations, goes to:

VERY WELL DONE!

For FULL RESULTS (MS Excel), click here

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Zonal Round - Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham. 24th January 2010

On Sunday 24th January 2010, 29 of our pupils from years 7-11 made their way to Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, to represent Hall Mead School (and the London Region) at the Southern Zonal Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools who had qualified from all over Southern Great Britain, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to progress through to the National Final, which involves the whole of Great Britain.

In order to qualify to the finals, a team must come first or second in their group and an individual must come in the top three competitors for their group.

At such a prestigious competition, it's predictable that many of our teams were simply outclassed. The following teams performed admirably, but were fairly beaten on the day:

Under 19 Boys ELITE team (Cary Emery, Jonathan Dutch, Jack Hughes & Alex Jones)

Under 19 Girls NOVICE team (Rebecca Raison, Chloe Doheny, Josie Surman-Wells & Georgie Lines-Burley)

Under 15 Boys NOVICE team (Michael Anon-Calvo, Tommy Chaplin, Charlie Brockwell & Matthew Franklin)


Under 13 Girls NOVICE team (Charlotte Wallis, Samantha Wallis, May Wright & Rose Mathurin)


In the tough ELITE category, our Under 15 girls team (Jemma Borland, Jessica Fisher, Taylor Greenwood & Ellie Semon-Keene) all did VERY well and were extremely unlucky to have narrowly come third in the zone, missing out on qualification to nationals, by the tiny margin of 0.2 marks!

An unfortunate run of bad luck by all four members of our Under 13 boys NOVICE team (Tyler Woodward, Mitchell Chesterton, Louis Chaplin & Thomas Gazzard) meant that they failed to progress. Tyler Woodward though, did so well, that despite a mistake in his second routine, he managed to come 2nd as an individual and progresses to the Nationals! Well done Tyler!

Without a team to support him, Karl Mansfield was a little lonely competing as an individual in the Under 15 boys ELITE group, but it didn't effect his performance; he performed two very solid routines and came third, becoming the first Hall Mead Pupil to EVER progress to the Nationals as an ELITE competitor! Well done Karl!

Lastly, our Under 15 Girls NOVICE team (Hannah Borland, Connie Kay, Isabella Woods & Nicola Emes). Hannah, who was also competing as an individual, came back from 7th-place after the first routine, to come 2nd overall, progressing to the Nationals. After flawless routines from the rest of her team, the 4 girls comfortably won their age group, becoming, in the process, Hall Mead's first ever GIRLS team to reach the National Finals! A fantastic achievement, well done!

For FULL RESULTS (MS Excel), click here

National Finals - City Academy, Birmingham. 14th March 2010

On Sunday 15th March 2010, 10 of our pupils from years 8-10 made their way to City Academy, Bristol, to represent Hall Mead School at the Great Britain Schools' National Trampoline Finals. The event involved schools from all over Great Britain, who had progressed through two previous rounds of competition, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to win the coveted title of GB National Schools' Champions!

The quality of performance at this level is extremely high and the pressure got to many!

Our Under 15 boys 'novice' team of Michael Anon-Calvo, Charlie Brockwell, Tommy Chaplin and Matthew Franklin made some unrecoverable errors in a couple of their routines and were denied team glory. The boys were happy to have progressed so far though and were keen to made up for it next year! They even questioned, after all was said and done, whether training was still on as normal at school the following day! A true testament to their dedication and enthusiasm!

In the tough ELITE category, our only representative was Karl Mansfield in year 10, who had done extremely well to get to the National Final, having been a 'novice' only two years previously. Despite the nerves, Karl completed his two 10-bounce routines, but was simply outclassed by the field, all of which were completing far more difficult routines. In the end, Karl finished 8th in Great Britain, still a fantastic achievement!

Hall Mead had previously never got any GIRLS, team or individual, through to the Nationals... This year, Hannah Borland (year 9) was through as an individual having come second in the Southern GB qualifier in the Under 15 'novice' category. She completed a beautiful first routine, but made a last minute error which meant her marks were vitally deducted. The chair of judges for her panel commented that had she not have slipped up, she would have been in the lead after the first round! Although her second routine was flawless and achieved the highest marks among the field, it wasn't enough to make up for the earlier error and what could have been the National crown, in the end was 6th place.

Hannah was also part of our Under 15 Girls 'novice' team, along with Connie Kay, Charlotte Merritt & Nicola Emes. A special mention should go to Charlotte, who stepped in to this team as a replacement only a few weeks ago. She's been training really hard ever since and although this was her first 'real' trampoline competition she did fantastically well, making no errors and gaining the team some much needed points! Unfortunately, in addition to Hannah's slip, a couple more mistakes by the other two girls led the team to think that a podium place was out of their sights. They were therefore understandably delighted to hear that they'd finished in 2nd place as a team, as Great Britain Runners Up! Indeed, they only missed out of the title by a margin of 0.4 marks! Congratulations girls!

The hero of the day though, was Tyler Woodward (year 8). Tyler only took up trampolining as a complete beginner at Hall Mead last year in year 7, coached by technology teacher Gary Lewis who is also Head Coach of Storm Elite Trampoline Club, based at the school, where Tyler jumps two evenings a week. (Half of our finalists attend the same club). Tyler was extremely nervous during the competition but battled on valiantly to complete two fantastic routines, landing him squarely in first place by a clear margin! I am extremely proud to announce that Tyler Woodward is the Under 13 Boys 'Novice' Schools' Great Britain National Trampoline Champion! Hall Mead's first ever individual National Champion in the sport!

I'd like to congratulate all pupils for their fantastic achievements on Sunday! I'd also like to pay special thanks to Jan Semon, a Hall Mead parent, who coaches at Storm Elite TC, but also gives up her valuable time to come into school 3 lunchtimes a week to help coach. Jan gave up her weekend (including her mother's day!) to help accompany the teams to the National Finals and I know the kids (along with myself) are really grateful for all her help and support.

For FULL RESULTS (MS Excel), click here

Click the image below to see the Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

 

2008-2009 Season

Regional Round - Harlington Sports Centre, Middlesex. 7th December 2008

On Sunday 7th December, 32 of our pupils from years 7-11 made their way to Harlington Sports Centre in Middlesex, to represent Hall Mead at the London Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools from all over London, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to qualify to get through to the next round, which is against the rest of the South of Great Britain.

I am extremely proud and amazed that out of the 32 pupils attending, 27 of them are now through to the next round! In our most impressive medal haul ever, in EVERY age group for which Hall Mead entered a team, we WON that team competition!

As well as SEVEN teams getting through to the next round, we also had ELEVEN pupils get through as individuals by finishing in the top 3 for their group, of those, TWO of our pupils are now London Regional Champions, coming in top of their group!

Well done to everyone! We will be travelling down to Burgess Hill for the next round on the 17th of January to compete in the GB Southern Zonal Finals. Wish everyone luck! The next round after that, is the NATIONAL FINALS!


For FULL RESULTS (MS Excel), click here

Click the image below to see the Back Page Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

Zonal Round - Olympos Sports Centre, Burgess Hill. 17th January 2009

On Saturday 17th January 2009, 22 of our pupils from years 7-11 made their way to Olympos Sports Centre in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, to represent Hall Mead School (and the London Region) at the Southern Zonal Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools from all over Southern Great Britain, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to qualify to get through to the National Final, which involves the whole of Great Britain.

In order to qualify to the next round, a team must come first or second in their group and an individual must come in the top three competitors for their group.

All pupils performed well. Unfortunately all our ‘Elite’ teams, boys and girls, were simply outclassed on the day and had no notable success. Ellie Semon-Keene in the U13 Girls ‘Elite’ group came 5th out of 12 as an individual, which is excellent given the extremely high standard of the ‘elite’ competitors taking part.

Our Under 13 boys ‘novice’ team, of Alfie Jones, Charlie Brockwell (year 8) and Tyler Woodward (year 7) all performed valiantly, especially as Tyler and Charlie have only really been trampolining since September last year. In the end, the team came 2nd in their age group, progressing to the national finals, and are now one of the top six school teams in the country for their age group. Additionally, Alfie Jones came 2nd as an individual and also progresses to represent Southern Great Britain! Well done boys!

Under 13 boys ‘novice’ team, of Charlie Brockwell, Tyler Woodward & Alfie Jones

Our girls’ novice teams also did particularly well, as traditionally, it’s much more difficult for girls do well at this level than boys. We have, up to now, never had any girls through to the national final. Both the under 13 (Hannah Borland, Jemma Borland, Nicola Emes & Holly Conroy, all year 8) and under 15 (Josie Surman-Wells, Rebebba Raison, Georgie Lines-Burley, year 10 and Connie Kay, year 9) girls ‘novice’ teams performed some very good routines but unfortunately, BOTH teams narrowly missed out on progressing to the national final by the tiny margin of 0.3 marks!! Such a shame!

BUT, one of our girls, Hannah Borland, in year 8, having won the previous London competition as an individual in the under 13 girls novice group, was also competing in this competition as an individual, and although her team narrowly missed out on getting to the nationals, Hannah WON her group is now one of only nine in Great Britain through to the final of her age group. An excellent achievement by Hannah!

Well done to everyone! We will be now be travelling to Birmingham on the 8th of March to compete in the GREAT BRITAIN SCHOOLS NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE FINALS! Good luck to everyone!

For full results of the competition in MS Excel format, click here

Click the image below to see the Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

National Finals - Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Birmingham. 8th March 2009

On Sunday 8th March, 4 boys and 1 girl from Hall Mead attended the Great Britain National Schools Trampoline Finals in Birmingham. The pupils had already fought their way through two qualifying competitions to get to this point.

Hannah Borland & Alfie Jones (Year 8) were both entering the competition as individuals, and were already one of the top pupils in the country for their respective age groups (Under 13 'Novice' Girls & Boys). After the first routine, Hannah was in joint 1st position and looking strong; unfortunately the massive pressure of such a prestigeous competition got to her and her second routine was not up to her usual high standard. Hannah finished in a very respectable 8th place. Alfie, performed two fairly solid routines and finished on the podium in an impressive 3rd place!

Alfie was also entered as part of a four-strong team with Charlie Brockwell (year 8), Tyler Woodward & Mitchell Chesterton (year 7). Alfie is the only member of the team who has regularly attended a trampoline club outside of school. Charlie and Tyler have only really been trampolining properly at school since September and Mitchell only started jumping in late January! The heat was on for these inexperienced boys and unfortunately, when the time came, each of the team made an obvious error in one of their two routines, which only shows what extreme pressure they were under. Thankfully their other routine was strong and together, much to our surprise and delight, they still managed to come 2nd in Great Britain! Well done and congratulations to everyone!

For full results of the competition in MS Excel format, click here

Click the image below to see the Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

2007-2008 Season

Regional Round - Bancrofts School, Woodford Green. 2nd December 2007

On Sunday 2nd December, 30 of our pupils from years 7-11 made their way to Bancroft’s School in Woodford Green to represent Hall Mead at the London Schools Trampoline Competition. The event involved schools from all over London, competing in teams and as individuals, trying to qualify to get through to the next round, which is against the rest of the South of Great Britain.

In order to qualify to the next round, a team must come first or second in their group and an individual must come in the top three competitors for their group.

I am extremely proud and amazed that despite most of the other schools being sports colleges or wealthy private schools, out of our 30 pupils, TWENTY TWO of them got through to the next round!!!

Congratulations to ALL involved, but particular congratulations need to go to the following:

Karl Mansfield in year 8, who WON the Year 7/8 Boys Novice event; his team including Alfie Jones, Alex Ward and George Lawrence also came FIRST.

Taylor Greenwood and Nicola Emes in year 7 came 4th and 3rd as individuals in Year 7/8 Girls Novice, in a group of over 70 girls! Their team including Hannah Borland and Ashleigh Envill also came FIRST.

Olivia Harries came 2nd as an individual in the much harder ELITE Year 9/10 Girls competition, taking Alex Helsby, Rachel Helsby & Jemma Shall through to the next round by coming second as a team.

Our Year 9/10 Boys Novice A & B teams wiped the floor with their opponents, easily coming in FIRST and SECOND. Individually, a similar trouncing, John Mason came 6th, Neal Shore 5th, Callum Hogg 4th, Jonathan Dutch 3rd, Alex Jones 2nd and Daniel Miles 1st. An amazing success!

Well done to everyone! We will be travelling down to Bristol for the weekend in January to compete in the GB Southern Zonal Finals. Wish everyone luck! The next round after that is the NATIONAL FINALS!

Zonal Round - City Academy, Bristol. 20th January 2008

We took 22 pupils to the above competition having got through the London round. Everyone did really well and should be very proud of their achievements.

EIGHT out of the 22 are now through to the National Finals, to compete against the rest of the best of Great Britain.

Years 7 & 8

Pupils who competed, but didn’t get through:

Under 13 Girls Novice Team –
• Ashleigh Envill (yr7)
• Taylor Greenwood (yr7)
• Hannah Borland (yr7)
• Nicola Emes (yr7)

The Under 13 Boys Novice team consisting of:

• George Lawrence (yr7)
• Alfie Jones (yr7)
• Alex Ward (yr8)
• Karl Mansfield (yr8)

...came second as a team and are therefore through to the Nationals.

Karl Mansfield was also competing as an individual and WON his group to become Southern Zonal Schools Champion and is now through to the Nationals and one of the top 9 individuals for his age group, in the country!

Years 9 & 10
Pupils who competed, but didn’t get through:

Under 15 Boys Novice Team (B)–
• Callum Hogg (yr10)
• John Mason (yr10)
• Jack Hughes (yr9)
• James Bowers (yr9)

Under 15 Girls Elite Team –
• Olivia Harries (yr10)
• Alex Helsby (yr10)
• Rachel Helsby (yr10)
• Jemma Shall (yr10)

Individually:
• Cary Emery (yr 9, U15 Boys Elite Group)
• Justin Jones (yr11, U19 Boys Novice Group) had to withdraw from the competition for medical reasons, but came along for the weekend anyway to support and help out.

The Under 15 Boys Novice team (A) consisting of:
• Alex Jones (yr9)
• Jonathan Dutch (yr9)
• Neal Shore (yr10)
• Daniel Miles (yr10)

...came FIRST as a team and are therefore through to the Nationals.
Jonathan, Alex and Daniel were also competing as individuals. Jono and Alex came 5th and 4th respectively, narrowly missing out on medal places. Daniel WON his group to become Southern Zonal Schools Champion and is now through to the Nationals and one of the top 9 individuals in his age group, in the country!

National Finals - Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Birmingham. 9th March 2008

On Sunday 9th March, 8 boys from years 7-10 came to Birmingham to represent Hall Mead at this NATIONAL competition. The teams had already fought their way through two qualifying competitions to become one of the top 6 teams in the country for their age group.

*Karl and Daniel were also competing as ‘Individuals’ and had qualified as one of the top 9 individuals in the country.

U13 Boys Novice Team
George Lawrence (Yr 7)
Alfie Jones (Yr 7)
Alex Ward (Yr 8)
*Karl Mansfield (Yr 8)

Unfortunately, 2 of the boys in the team, including Karl, who was hoping for a podium spot, made mistakes in their first routine which seriously damaged the team’s chances of success. That said, their remaining routines were excellent and despite the mistakes, the team beat off 2 other teams to end up 4th in Great Britain. Karl’s excellent second routine meant that despite his mistake, he still beat 3 other boys to end up 6th in the country. (Statistically speaking, had they have not messed up, the team should have WON the competition and Karl would be National Champion)

Under 15 Boys Novice Team
Alex Jones (Yr 9)
Jonathan Dutch (Yr 9)
Neal Shore (Yr 10)
*Daniel Miles (Yr 10)

The under 15 team performed excellently under the pressure and all team members pulled off 2 very good routines. Their performance was only surpassed by one other team and in the end, they achieved an outstanding 2nd in Great Britain. Daniel Miles, who was also competing as an individual, came 2nd in the country by only 0.3 marks! This is the highest position ever achieved by a Hall Mead pupil at this level of competition (although many felt that there was some questionable judging and that he should have come first!).

Congratulations to all involved!

Click the image below to see the Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

 

2006-2007 Season

Regional Round - Harlington Sports Centre, Middlesex. 3rd December 2006

For full individual results, click here. (MS Excel)

For team results, click here. (PDF)

Zonal Round - Alton, Hampshire. 20th January 2007

Congratulations to all those who went down to Alton in Hampshire on Saturday 20th January to represent Hall Mead and the London region against the Southern, South East and South West Regions.

Three of our teams and seven individuals competed to try and get through to the next round, the British National Finals.

Unfortunately, due to the very high calibre of the ‘Elite’ competition, our Under 19 Girls ‘Elite’ team of Lisa Howard, Alex Semon and Carly Emes failed to progress. It was a similar fate for our ‘Elite’ Boy individuals, Cary Emery in the Under 13 and James Warren in the Under 15 were outclassed, competing against boys performing considerably more difficult routines.

It wasn’t all bad news though!

Our Under 13 Boys ‘Novice’ Team, consisting of Karl Mansfield and Alex Ward in year seven, and Alex Jones and Jonathan Dutch in year eight performed all their routines well. It appeared to the onlooker that many of the teams were performing better routines than ours and it was felt that our aim to finish first or second may be out of reach. During warm ups, most of our team were finding it hard to land their somersault endings and we decided to take a risk by sacrificing extra difficulty marks by playing it safe with simple routines without somersaults. The gamble played off and the superior neatness of our boys’ routines meant that they weren’t disadvantaged too much and the team in the end came SECOND, getting them through to the National Finals! In addition, Alex Jones, who’s only been Trampolining seriously since September, came third in the individual competition and is now one of the NINE top ‘novice’ school performers in the country for his age group!

For our Under 15 Boys ‘Novice’ team, it was clear from the start that it would be a close competition. Teams appeared to be fairly evenly matched, which meant that the tiniest mistake could make or break the result. During the last round, the London regional competition, the team, Justin Jones in year 10, John Mason, Daniel Miles and Neal Shore all in year 9, easily came first, with Justin, Daniel and Neal coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd and all getting through as individuals. All the boys performed good routines, often playing it safe and going for neatness over difficulty. As the competition came to a close, no-one wanted to try to predict the result as it appeared so close to the onlooker. In the end, the team we considered our main rival had achieved a score of 137.8. Our team, after double checking all the scores, achieved a score of……….. 137…… point 8!! For the first time in the competitions history, the 2 top scores were exactly the same! As the two top teams go through to the finals, both teams were awarded joint 1st place and will have their chance to have a rematch at the National Finals! To add to this success, Daniel Miles came 4th in the South of England and Justin came 2nd and is through to the National Finals as an individual.

Well done to everyone! The National Finals will be held near Newcastle.

National Final - Sunderland. 17th February 2007

Having come 1st and 2nd respectively at the Southern Zonal Trampoline Competition, we took our Under 15 and Under 13 Boys' Novice' Trampoline Teams all the way up to South Shields near Newcastle for this year's National Schools Finals.

Our Under 15 Boys 'Novice' team competed first. The team, Justin Jones in year 10, Callum Hogg, Daniel Miles and Neal Shore, all in year 9, came joint first in the last round, with Justin coming second as an individual. We could see that the level of competition was high and although most boys did fairly good routines, they weren't quite good enough to beat off the competition. In the end, the team came 4th in the whole of the United Kingdom, which is still an excellent achievement for a team, three quarters of which don't even attend a trampoline club outside of school!

Our Under 13 Boys' Novice' team, consisting of Karl Mansfield and Alex Ward in year seven, and Alex Jones and Jonathan Dutch in year eight were up next. The team had come second at the last round and Alex Jones was through as an individual. Once again, the competition was very close, but it became clear early on that we weren't in the running for the 1st or 2nd place. After all boys had finished their routines and we had totted up our scores, we were resigned to equalling the earlier team's position of fourth. As is happens, our maths was clearly flawed, as they in fact came THIRD in the UK! Again, with only two of the team attending a trampoline club outside of school! Alex Jones, in the end came 5th in the country, which really is excellent given that he's only really been Trampolining properly since September last year.

Lastly, I would like to extend a big Thank you! to Miles Quality Meats on Avon Road, who very generously sponsored our teams, allowing the boys to look extremely smart and professional in their t-shirts, hoodies and trampoline trousers for the event.

Well done to everyone! Let's see what we can do next year!

2005-2006 Season

National Final - Birmingham. 12th March 2006

Hall Mead had 3 boys teams attend the GB Schools' National Final on Sunday 12th March!

Our Under 13 Boys Closed team, of Cary Emery & Jonathan Dutch (Yr 7) and Neal Shore & Callum Hogg (Yr 8) came 4th in Great Britain!

Our Under 15 Boys Closed team of Justin Jones & George Leader (Yr 9) and Robert Harding & Aaron Simpson-Bean (Yr 10) did extremely well to come 2nd in Great Britain!

But the superstars on the day, were undoubtedly our Under 15 Boys Open team of Luke Preston, Robert Veares & Ricky Emery (Yr 10) and James Warren (Yr 9), who beat off stiff competition to WIN the age-group becoming Great Britain National Champions! Three of the team had previously won the national title twice before, as members of the U13 & U15 'closed teams' for the previous two years, but to win in the far more difficult OPEN catagory really put the icing on the cake for these boys.

Click the image below to see the Write-Up in the Romford Recorder

2004-2005 Season

National Final - Wales. March 2005

As three members of this U15 Boys Closed team (Robert Veares, Luke Preston, Ricky Emery & Aaron Simpson-Bean, Yr 9) were in the team who WON the U13 Boys Closed title last year, the pressure was on! They didn't disappoint though, winning the Under 15 Boys Closed title, making them GB national champions for the second year running!

2003-2004 Season

National Final - Birmingham, March 2004

The first time Hall Mead has ever had a team through to a Trampolining National Final!

Our Under 13 Boys Closed team of Chay Atkins (Yr 7) and Robert Veares, Ricky Emery & Luke Preston (Yr 8) amazed everyone by winning the national title, becoming Hall Mead's first ever National Champions!