Budding gymnasts kept themselves fit and active over the school holidays when they attended gymnastics Easter Camps at Furness Gymnastics Club, in Barrow.

More than 60 girls came to the one day camps run over four dates, and they were soon swinging, bouncing and tumbling into action across the various apparatus in the gym.

The camps offered an introduction to gymnastics for complete beginners, giving children the opportunity to test out the sport for the first time, while also offering advanced training for experienced gymnasts, allowing them to increase their skill sets and try new moves.

Pre-school children were welcomed to the camp for the very first time, under the guidance of pre-school qualified coach Lindsey Usher.

The club is about to launch a new programme for toddlers and young children, expanding on their current provision to include new classes for 0-5 year olds.

The camps included an exciting programme of activities including gymnastics training, tumbling, fun and games, team building activities, face painting, rhythmic ribbon work, arts and crafts, fitness, strength and flexibility training.

Camp co-ordinator Mrs Usher said: “We were really pleased to open our doors and see lots of members and non-members attend the camps.

“We had so much fun and loved creating lots of Easter bunnies during our face painting sessions. They were soon hopping about and learning lots of new skills.

“We also had the pleasure to see four and five-year-olds in the camps this year, which will then be followed by new classes for children walking age upwards.”

The camps concluded with a colourful display for parents, family and friends to watch. This included a dance and tumbling show, as well as an awards ceremony where every child received an achievement certificate.