RHYTHMIC gymnasts visited West Cheshire College last week to lead a masterclass for college students.
The visit was part of the college’s year-long Olympic celebrations to encourage more people to get active and enjoy sports.
Diana Scipanova, who trains the rhythmic gymnasts, said: “It was a pleasure to visit West Cheshire College and lead a master class in rhythmic gymnastics.
“The college has really embraced the Olympic Games and it’s great that they have arranged different taster sessions so the students get to experience more sports.
“The students showed a great deal of talent and I was overwhelmed with their enthusiasm and skills when joining in with our demonstrations.”
Steph Garrett, assistant manager in health and well-being at West Cheshire College, said: “The students really enjoyed the master class as the gymnasts showed all the different apparatus in rhythmic gymnastics – including the rope, clubs, hoop, ball and ribbon.
“The visit has been part of a packed 12 months Olympic schedule where we have had demonstrations in a variety of sports. It’s been a great opportunity for our students to try something they have never done before.”
The visit from the gymnasts was part of the college’s 12-month celebration, which has included demonstrations in fencing, table tennis, high jumping and boxing and visits from Olympic athletes Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Kelly Holmes, Kirsty MacKay and Ben Challenger.
The Chester Rhythmic Gymnastics Club meets every Friday from 5-6pm at Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Chester and every Saturday from 5-6pm at Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, CH5 1SA. For more information on the club, call 0751 2044 146 or e-mail email@example.com.