A CONFIDENT youngster is climbing her way to the top of the cheerleading pyramid.
Mischa Sobalska has recently completed her cheerleading level 1 junior coaching qualification, meaning she can now coach younger children.
The year 7 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has been involved with the Roar Cheer and Dance club since she was three years old – and has now stepped up to become one of the club’s coaches.
Mischa, who regularly trains and enters competitions with the Mill Road based club, completed her level 1 qualification with Building from the Ground Up and now coaches children aged thee to eight in the Kitten class.
On her course, Mischa learnt exercises and activities that she can use when coaching younger children. After completing the award Mischa received a t-shirt and certificate.
Mischa said: The course has given me lots of confidence to work with the younger members of the club. I really enjoy my cheerleading sessions and I want to continue coaching others and competing myself.”
Avon Valley Headteacher Alison Davies said: “This is wonderful experience of Mischa to be gaining at such a young age. It is always positive to see that students are involved in clubs and activities outside of school and have opportunity to learn and develop new skills.
“I wish Mischa all the best with her cheerleading and coaching.”