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School wins swim gala

PUBLISHED: 12:14 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:44 03 July 2010

Woodlands Primary School swimmers celebrate.

Woodlands Primary School swimmers celebrate.

Woodlands Primary School are celebrating after winning the Great Yarmouth Inter Schools swimming gala.

This year's event was once again held at the Phoenix pool, Bradwell, with schools from all over the East Norfolk Partnership taking part.

Woodlands Primary School are celebrating after winning the Great Yarmouth Inter Schools swimming gala.

This year's event was once again held at the Phoenix pool, Bradwell, with schools from all over the East Norfolk Partnership taking part. Pupils raced in breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle events over a 25m distance, with relay races in each stroke and a cannon relay to close the event.

Each swimmer was timed as the gala was held over two days. Day two featured some of the partnership's larger schools, Cliff Park, Wroughton, Ormesby and Moorlands.

Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in this competitive event, with Woodlands having a Year 3 swimmer Kia Buller also in their ranks.

The final score was extremely close between the two strongest teams with Woodlands finishing with a total of 159 to Cliff Park's 151.

The photograph shows the pupils holding the shield, which Woodlands have won for the 14th time.

This time the team won 18 races and finished second 12 times over the 38 events, with a particularly strong finish in the cannon event.

Team captain Isaac Kirby was presented with the shield in assembly. Thanks go to Sue Griffen and the staff at the Phoenix for organising and hosting the event.


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