On Monday 30th October 2017 the Harleston Cluster Swimming Gala took place at Archbishop Sancroft High School Swimming Pool. Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 participated in the competition from four schools including Alburgh with Denton, Harleston, Pulham and Foncett St Peter Primary Schools.
Teams took to the water to compete in 4 events over the 25m distance; the events included Individual Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly with swimmers displaying amazing ability and technique throughout. These events were then followed by Freestyle Relays, Medley Relays and a spectacular Cannon Relay to finish the competition.
During the Gala, the School Games Value- determination was a focus area and the young swimmers strove to succeed, enthusiastically cheering on their team mates. A girl and a boy from each school were presented with a special certificate to recognise the high level of determination/ encouragement they had shown throughout the morning’s competition.
Thanks must go to Tim Millet who helped run the competition along with four sports leaders from Archbishop Sancroft High School who recorded times and had a tough job on the finish line with some very close races.
Congratulations to all competitors, teachers, teaching assistants, who all contributed to an enjoyable and exciting Swimming Gala. 18 children have now qualified to represent the Harleston Cluster at the South Norfolk School Sport Competition at the UEA on Thursday 22nd February.