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Learning Community Swimming Gala

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On Friday 15th May around 130 students from Richard Lander School visited Truro School to take part in our annual swimming gala.  Once again students were representing their Learning Communities and, as in previous years, this proved to be an outstanding event, which really ‘show-cased’ the swimming talent which we have in the school. 
Prior to the event, team captains selected their teams with students being able to swim one individual race and two relays.  The races were, 25 and 50m front crawl, 25m backstroke, 25m breastroke, 25m butterfly along with a medley and freestyle relay.
This is the eighth year that this event has taken place and once again it was a tightly fought event, both in individual and team races.  All students who took part performed brilliantly for themselves and their communities, with the rivalry between the teams being a very positive and healthy feature.
On the day 12 new records were set.  Here is a list of the new record holders and their outstanding performances.
Year 7 Boys 
25m Backstroke – Matt Lamb (Godrevy) – 17.20sec
25m Butterfly – Mikey Pond (Pentire) – 15.52sec
4x25m Freestyle Relay – Towan – 1.08.23min/sec
Year 8 Girls 
25m Freestyle – Olivia James (Pentire) – 15.06sec
25m Butterfly – Amelia Ireland (Pentire) – 15.40sec
50m Freestyle – Megan Smith (Rame) – 31.02sec
4x25m Medley Relay – Pentire 1.14.46min/sec
4x25m Freestyle Relay – Pentire 1.04.58
Year 8 Boys 
25m Backstroke – Tom Parker (Pentire) – 15.82sec
50m Freestyle – Robert Brittle (Pentire) – 29.66sec
Year 9 & 10 Boys 
25m Butterfly – Oscar Davies (Rame) – 13.52sec
4x25m Freestyle relay – Rame – 57.47sec
In the community team event Pentire dominated a number of age groups and finally ‘swam out’ winners by 19 points.  Rame, who have won this event for the last 2 years finished in 2nd place, with Godrevy and Towan in 3rd and 4th place respectively. 
Can I offer my congratulations to all the students who took part, they once again represented the school brilliantly.  Truro School staff commented on what a great swimming gala our school runs and how well our students behave and perform.  
Also thanks to Mr J. Webb, Miss D Meek, Mrs P. Abbott and our 8 Year 10 Sports Leaders who helped with the running of this event, without these people so many students wouldn’t have had such a positive experience.

Mr N. Stoddard
Head of PE
Richard Lander School