Eckington Take Crown in Annual Swim Gala

Children from a number of Pershore schools took part in their annual swimming gala on Friday 15th April at Pershore Leisure Centre.

Year 4 and 5 pupils from St Barnabas, Cherry Orchard, Abbey Park First School and Abbey Park Middle School all took part but it was Eckington who got their hands on the trophy to cap off a fantastic morning of swimming.

The gala began with the front crawl events, followed by backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. Scores were extremely close going into the final event, the freestyle relay. Double points were on offer for the relay, so all was still to swim for!

All of the children swam incredibly well with a number of standout performers, particularly in the butterfly events.

The gala was completed with a ‘fun race’, where two pupils were towed the length of the 25m pool on a large float.

Ailsa Deakin, teacher at Abbey Park Middle School said ”Now in its third successful year, the schools’ swimming gala was enjoyed by all the staff and pupils. There was a great competitive and community spirit attached!”


Children from Eckington First School celebrating with their medals






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