AN OLYMPIC medalist is launching a gymnastics programme for children in Newquay, St Austell and Launceston this month.
Three times world champion gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE has joined forces with Tempus Leisure (formerly called Carrick Leisure) to introduce Gym Stars to Cornwall.
On Tuesday, May 28, she will visit Newquay Sports Centre at 9.30am, Polkyth Leisure Centre in St Austell at 1pm and finally Phoenix Leisure Centre in Launceston at 4pm.
As well as a chance for young children to meet the star, she will take part in a live question and answer session, show off her skills with a floor display, and coach a Gym Stars session for children taking up membership before or on the day.
The programme, devised by Ms Tweddle and other gymnastics experts, is for children aged 2-8 and aims to teach the sport in a fun and exciting way.
It is split into two streams: one for children aged 2-4 and one for those between 5 and 8 years old.
"At Total Gymnastics we believe that every child should have the opportunity to try gymnastics," said Neil Richardson from Total Gymnastics, the company which developed Gym Stars.
"So providing a programme that allows children of all abilities to try gymnastics is a great way to increase participation and enables Beth to leave a lasting legacy within her sport."
For more details, visit www.gym-stars.co.uk.