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Jan 21 2017

Swimming Gala Report »


The Gala is a swimming competition for primary schools that’s at Freeman’s Quay.  This was on 11th January 2017 on a Wednesday. That Monday Neville Class went swimming and Mr Handy was choosing some people to go to the Gala.  On Wednesday we went to lunch early and we left at twelve.  We caught the Park and Ride bus and got to Freeman’s Quay.  Then we got changed and went to the swimming pool.

Individual Races

First it was the back stroke Year 5 and 6 girls, then the back stroke Year 5 and 6 boys, then Year 3 and 4 girls and Year 3 and 4 boys.  Then it happened again with breast stroke and free style.  We were in lane 5 in heat one for each event.

Relay Races

In the relay races we were still in lane 5 and there would be 4 people in the relay race, 2 people on one side and the other people on the other side.  One person would slide in and when the man blew the whistle all the number ones in the pool would swim free style to the other end.  The person at the other end would slide in and when the person swimming touches the wall the person who has just slid in would swim free style to the other end and it would go on and on until the 4th person has finished the length.  This race was Year 5 and 6 then Year 3 and 4.


At first all of us were nervous but actually after our first race we all weren’t any more.  “It was actually fun!” Grace announced after her first race.  It turned out that out of 17 schools we were joint 6th.  We can’t wait until next year!


By Andrew, Ava, Gaby and Tatiana


A Note from Mr Handy

I would like to say what a pleasure it was to take these children to the event.  They tried their hardest and, despite their nerves, did extremely well.  Many of the children were third in their races, a few were 2nd and Andrew finished 1st in his race.  Well done to all of you, you were a credit to our school.

The full team for the Gala was:
Y5: Ava, Grace, Tatiana, James, Jonas, Josh, Patrick
Y4: Charlotte B, Gaby, Katie, Andrew, Hector, Tanish.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Kingsgate, School Events