8 children from SJB took part in a large swimming gala at Barrow Park Leisure Centre on Wednesday. This was the first gala that some of them had participated in and they did extremely well. We reached the finals in the Year 5 and 6 category and the Year 3 and 4 category. 5 and 6 came 5th out of 18 schools. 3 and 4 came 4th out of 18 schools.
Mrs Parker would like to stress how well behaved the children were on poolside, which can be a daunting experience at the best of times.
Sophie took part in the gala and was then asked to write a quick report on the swimming.
She wrote: “At the side of the swimming pool we saw all of the different schools swim really fast so we knew we had some competition.”
She also mentioned one of her fellow swimmers: “Although Holly H had a bad back, she still swam magnificently.” (Good use of a subordinate clause Sophie)
We have some excellent young swimmers at SJB and we look forward to our next event.