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Scottish Gymfest

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

The annual Scottish Gymfest took place at Perth on Saturday.

Our team put on an excellent display in Perth.  Their performance was confident and captivating, enthralling their audience. Special thanks to Louise Humphreys for her coaching and choreography of the routine along with her able assistants, Coral Allan and Kayleigh Smith.

Coral Allan, 6T1

Coral Allan, 6T1

Kayleigh Smith, 6T1

Kayleigh Smith, 6T1







Mrs Aileen Thomson, PE Department

Gymnastics Success at Gymfest Perth

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Personal, Wider Curriculum

Our Gymnastics Team were in Perth this Saturday – their first Gymfest. The team left Inverness at 8:30am on Saturday and made their way to Perth by bus.  The excitement was tangible as the team entered the sports arena!  The display team was made up of experienced gymnasts, Coral Allan (5T1) and Kayleigh Smith (5T1) who also took responsibility for leading sessions when appropriate, right through to members who had never done anything remotely like this until now. The squad worked well together – watching and listening to cues.  Their routine was slick and obviously well-rehearsed.

Coach Louise Humphries choreographed the routine and was delighted with the result.  She said:

I had a ‘gymtastic’ day in Perth for Scottish gymnastics school’s gymfest! All the Highland teams were fantastic! So lovely to see so many routines put together by senior gymnasts from IGC! I was delighted with Charleston Academy on their first time entering the event – big smiles and brilliant performance!

Feeling proud. The gymnastics club continues to grow from strength to strength.  We look forward to welcoming new members on a Monday after school.

Mrs Aileen Thomson, PE Department

Highland Schools Gymnastics

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Charleston academy were welcomed back to the Highland Schools Gymnastics competition on Sunday (1Feb).  With over 340 pupils competing from both Primary and Secondary sectors it was quite an occasion.

For most of the Charleston gymnasts taking part, this was their first experience competing – and certainly their first in such a big event. Gabrielle Gill stood out in the Level one competition coming in 11th position for her vault.

However, it was Coral Allan, one of our Young Ambassadors who also assists coach Louise Humphries with the team who gained gold!  An incredible achievement for Coral – and one that is well deserved both for her commitment to her own performance, but also for the improvement of others.

As mentioned, Louise Humphries, local Inverness Gymnastics coach runs the school club that meets on Mondays after school.  New members always welcome! Come and try!

Mrs Aileen Thomson, PE Department

Feel Fit @ Charleston

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Important Announcements, Wider Curriculum

Our PE Department is introducing or re-starting several new and exciting clubs for girls:


Hockey will be re- starting after the February Break for all S1 – S6 Girls.  Miss Fleming and Mrs Dillon will be running the sessions and would like to see all existing players and any new players attend.  Sessions will start on Tuesday 25th February after school from 3.30pm  – 4.45pm.  Come along and join in the fun!

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GIRLS CLUB for (S4-S6)

Girls club is on every Thursday from 3.30pm – 4.45pm.  A highly qualified instructor will take the sessions leading the girls through a range of different fitness methods.  These include, Body Attack, Kettle Bells, Body Combat , Metafit, Circuits, Zumba, Street Dance and so much more!!!!


Gymnastics club is now running after school on a Monday from 3.30pm– 4.45pm.  Gymnastics is taken by a qualified coach Louise Hamilton.  Anyone interested come along and try it out.  All level of abilities welcome.

If you have any queries or would like to suggest another activity please speak to us in PE anytime.

Miss Flemming and Mrs Dillon, PE Department