On Wednesday 16th January, Richard Lander School ran the annual KS2 Swimming Gala for the Richard Lander feeder primary schools at Truro High Swimming Pool. 7 teams entered, involving around 120 students from Chacewater, Blackwater, St Agnes, Threemilestone, Mithian, Mount Hawke & Truro Prep Schools. All timing and recording was completed by Richard Lander Sports Leaders who are also keen swimmers themselves and they did a highly competent job as usual.
Schools were able to enter both a Yr 5 and a Yr 6 team with swimmers to compete in Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly along with a Front Crawl relay. The fastest 4 swimmers from the heats in each category then progressed to the finals which saw some truly fantastically close swims with many results having to be decided on the touch. It is fair to say that Truro Prep swimmers dominated in many of these races but wins were also achieved by pupils from Mount Hawke Academy, Threemilestone, Mithian and St Agnes Schools.
All teams also collected points throughout the gala depending on their finishing positions in each race with the opportunity to try to win the overall competition. Again, due to so many individual successes Truro Prep won all 4 swimming categories and finished up as overall winners of the swimming gala, with St Agnes finishing in second and Threemilestone in third. This was a very successful event enjoyed by all with a great atmosphere– many thanks to all schools and parents for their support and cooperation with the event.
Along with the Truro Prep Team, swimmers from Threemilestone, St Agnes and Chacewater were then selected to represent the Richard Lander luster at the Partnership Finals on Friday 1st February. The partnership finals were held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre and had teams representing all 8 clusters within the Peninsula Partnership. Our swimmers from Threemilestone, St Agnes and Chacewater did a terrific job in their races, with particular success coming from the Yr5 Boys team from Threemilestone. These boys came away with 2 individual race wins as well as winning the Yr5 Boys Relay– this deservedly meant they finished second in the final scores table and they have now been selected to represent the Peninsula Partnership at the Cornwall School Games! Well done to all those involved and a special congratulations to Morgan Craven, Joss Pascoe, Matthew Lamb and Mikey Pond from Threemilestone School.
Miss S Guymer