Every Friday, John Smethurst, a highly qualified gymnastics coach delivers two high quality gymnastics sessions for KS1 and KS2. John is a high level performing gymnast and represented and medalled for England in the Commonwealth games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur and in 2002 in Manchester. He is also head coach at Central Manchester Institute of Gymnastics (CMIG).



In the gymnastics sessions at St John's, John aims to develop all the fundamental movement skills as well as developing strength, flexibility, balance and control in a challenging and fun way. John's high expectations and focus on performance ensure that all children make great progress with their gymnastics skills.