The King’s School first competed in the National Schools Cheerleading Championships in 2008. Since then over a third of the girls at King’s have taken part with each one achieving National Champion status at some point. Highlights include; 32 top 3 podium places, with 26 of these being National titles. This resulted in the school being selected to represent the UK in the World Schools Cheerleading Championships at Walt Disney World, Florida USA in 2014. The pupils placed second in the world and the stunt group was third missing out on becoming World Champions by less than 0.9. King’s were the first British school ever to take part in the World Championships making history.
Cheerleading consists of gymnastics, stunting, jumps, cheer and dance all choreographed together in a routine of 2.30minutes.
Many pupils go on to become assistant coaches and can take their first level coaching qualification from year 7. The girls are tutored to become coaches by The United Kingdom Cheerleading Association and are mentored by our lead coach, Rachael Jarvis-Burrows. Alongside this the girls are regularly asked to take part in charity events such as the East Cheshire Hospice Charity ball in 2014 where the girls were flying high above Concord.
Cheerleading is a great sport for the girls to get involved in as it builds confidence, friendships and trust. The girls learn to be committed and dedicated and this results in their great performances at the national finals.